About Dean Anthony Gratton

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Dr. Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology futurist and columnist, and has worked extensively within the wireless and telecommunications R&D industry. His wireless research work has been patented. You can contact Dean via his website, and follow him on Twitter (@grattonboy) to enjoy his risqué humour, witty shenanigans, social media and technology-related tweets. You can also read more about his work at deangratton.com.

You may have heard of it and seen the numerous stories that are causing panic across an industry who are still scratching their respective heads and wondering, “What do we do?" So, in this month’s column, I’m tackling a subject that affects individuals, businesses and companies alike in Europe and possibly the UK (since Brexit may well change a few things, but I’ll come back to that topic in a moment). Essentially, unless you’re a Mark Zuckerberg harvesting private data en masse and sharing it with third parties (allegedly) then you should be alright ...

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The internet: an open and immersive platform where you can find everything and anything, at any time. Well, that's the premise, but some countries, in fact, inhibit selected media and content - you know, for political gain or just nothing more than sheer bullying - that dictatorship thing; however, generally, it's open to all! Naturally, with impressionable children and whatnot, we need to have the ability to restrict access to certain content, which seems to be a more moderate and reasonable sense of "censorship," if you like ...

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