Government & Policy

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    Vaccine Passports and Databases: Privacy vs. Public Health

    Today, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the eyes of the world are on the subject of vaccination tracking. To discuss pathways forward, IEEE hosted a side session at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) called “Vaccine Passports and Databases: Privacy vs. Public Health.” The session discussed the…

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    What A Smart City is All About

    With the human population expected to grow from the current 7.9 billion to almost 10 billion by 2050, it is estimated that approximately 70% of the planet’s inhabitants will also be living in an urban setting. To achieve the highest potential for humanity, smart cities strive to bring together government,…

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    How Organizations Can Create Inclusive and Positive Online Experiences for Children

    Technology is now permanently intertwined with children’s lives almost from the beginning – from smart baby monitors to playing with connected toys, watching online videos, social media, using voice activated assistants, online education, and mobile apps.  An elementary-aged child’s day looks very different than even a decade ago, with technology…

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    Data Sovereignty and Trusted Online Identity

    COVID-19 has intensified privacy, security, and sovereignty concerns. The current vaccination passport discussions show that identity is at the center of the current debate. While online IDs are the key for many digital services, the question is who should design and control them? IEEE SA co-organized a discussion panel at…

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    How to Give Users Control and Consent Over Their Health Wearable Data

    A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare Data Management Who should own patient data? Healthcare providers? Health wearables developers/manufacturers? The patient? Should the patient have the right to consent as to how their healthcare data is shared or accessed? These were all questions considered in the IEEE SA Community Lab session at…

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    How Can Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence Transform the Healthcare Industry?

    The answers to some of the challenges facing the world today — connectivity for all people and businesses regardless of location, equitable healthcare, sustainable and reliable energy, and reducing the transportation industry’s dependence on fossil fuel — will likely be found in data. However, we can only discover solutions for…

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    How to Build Trust in the Internet of Medical Things and Wearables?

    In today’s healthcare ecosystem, there are millions of connected wireless medical devices powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and biosensors that monitor and deliver life-saving treatment for patients. Found in, on, or around the patient and running autonomously in real-time, these connected devices collect critical data to help the…

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    How Can We Use ICT Standards For Sustainable Development?

    What is Sustainable Development? Why is it Important? Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. When considering and discussing sustainability, people often first think of the environment – saving energy, reducing carbon footprints,…

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    Leveraging Global Standards in Policy Making: Interviewing an IEEE GEPS Representative

    IEEE Standards have long been leveraged by the public sector around the world as powerful instruments to support public policy initiatives, provide modern infrastructure, and advance humanity. To help governments better understand and utilize IEEE standards and related services, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has the IEEE Government Engagement…

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    2020 IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program: Join The Global Community

    Every year, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) welcomes staff from national/regional standards bodies or affiliated government ministries to join its Standards Fellowship Program, which happens alongside the IEEE SA Standards Board (SASB) meeting series. The program facilitates ongoing interaction and cooperation between IEEE SA and the participating National/Regional Standards Bodies/Government…

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