The true realisation of connectedness is not achieved by merely being connected but when content is shared among those who are connected either one to one or one to many. This connection is built on trust, which is more a faith that we have on the connected community. The artificially created sense of control in cyberspace which one feels privy to could be just an illusion.
Data has become a commodity which most of the time is acquired for free but sold at a price knowingly or unknowingly to the owner of the date. Enforcing of data privacy laws are feeble in certain economies but does that give us the right to exploit the data of our clients?
Can the startup ecosystem act as the catalyst to bring about a secure connected society? What are the cyber security related laws and initiatives in place to secure a connected society in Sri Lanka and is data actually protected? What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact to Sri Lankan public and private sector companies?