Letter from the Editor

by Yatin Trivedi, David Law

Privacy, Internet Freedom and Human Rights

Welcome to the Third Quarter issue of IEEE Standards Education E-magazine, an issue packed with perspectives on privacy, internet freedom and human rights! It is my pleasure to bring you this issue of the SEC E-Magazine compiled and edited by Ms. Amelia Andersdotter, an expert in the domain of privacy and data protection. Her editorial itself is an educational piece which has made me realize how little I know about these topics, even unable to write a few intelligent words! I may be ignorant about this topic, but I am privileged to be surrounded by the globally renowned experts in the field. My sincere appreciation and thanks to Amelia and her panel of subject matter experts for compiling an exciting issue for us. Happy Reading! Yatin Trivedi, Editor-in-Chief (more…)

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