Data Ownership, Regulation, and Blockchain Dominate Platform Markets

July 13 Platform Strategy Summit explored new topics at MIT

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the E.U. with regulatory privacy changes that establish users’ data rights and enforce corporate transparency;
  • The Payments Service Directive 2 (PSD2) obligates banks in the E.U. to open their systems for payment service providers and account aggregators;
  • Blockchain spreads beyond cryptocurrencies into data watermarking and online business contracting.



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