Episode: GDPR Offers Greater Protection of Individuals


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GDPR Offers Greater Protection of Individuals
Legislation to greater protect individuals’ data in the EU comes into effect this week. What does it mean, and will there be unexpected consequences for the use of metadata in research etc. Click talks to Claire Bury from the EU commission and Luukas Ilves, Deputy Director at The Lisbon Council. A young Togolese inventor, Sam Kodo, has developed a virtual robot teacher to help with teacher shortages in the country. Togo accepts and processes large amounts of waste exports, and Kodo has collected useful parts in the huge depository close to the harbour of Lomé for his creations. He decided to create a VT bot as a partial replacement for missing educators. Sam talks to Click’s Sasha Gankin. An engineer in India repurposed a drone to rescue a puppy that had fallen into a gully in New Delhi. Milind Raj constructed a giant claw that was attached to the drone. Raj says it took him six hours to assemble the improvised aerial vehicle. He says he attached an Artificial Intelligence-controlled robotic arm and giant drone together in his Lucknow lab which was then used to rescue the dog. (Photo: A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee walking behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow © Getty Images) Producer: Colin Grant

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