Describing privacy as a human right, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today he hopes for global data security and privacy regulations that will ensure technology products and services are safe to use.
In an interactive virtual session with Telangana’s IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao at BioAsia 2021, Nadella said the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has accelerated digital transformation.
“So I look forward to a world where we have, just after all, we have food safety laws, we have drug safety laws, there will be similarly, I think, rules and regulations (on data). I hope there will be a global standard, ”he responded by answering the question of whether security and privacy concerns can be regulated.
“One thing that I hope is that we don’t fragment. We are able, whether it be privacy or security, to put together a set of global rules that will allow us to both comply and ensure that we know what we are building is safe to use, ”a Mr. Nadella said.
He said regulations were in place and initiatives such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) were spreading around the world.
He suggested that companies design and manufacture products with user privacy in mind and that no indifference in this regard should be tolerated.
Citing data relating to patient health data, he said this should ultimately benefit the infirm.
Regarding the post-pandemic working conditions, he said the situation has pushed for more flexibility in terms of work sites and collaboration.
“I think collaboration, learning and well-being are fundamentally the things that are going to transform the way we think about work while giving people a lot more flexibility,” he said.
The startup category has already shown enormous potential in bringing digital technology to the medical industry and it is not only benefiting a specific segment, but all possible individuals across the country in cities and towns, a- he added.
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