IBM, Pacific International Lines Complete Blockchain Shipping Trial With Oranges

IBM is continuing its foray into blockchain trade management, completing a new trial which shipped 108,000 mandarin oranges to Singapore, a press release confirmed on Jan. 31. IBM, which is focusing on speeding up efficiency in multiple trade environments, used the technology to reduce paperwork handling and costs for the shipment, which originated in China. Singapore is importing a significant quantity of mandarins ahead of the lunar new year. Transit was handled by Pacific International Lines (PIL) using an electronic version of the Bill of Lading (e-BL), an essential trade…

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

I’m a long way from my own front door! Or at least my front door in my adopted country! But I must say in some ways I feel right at home. My links with APPA are wide and deep. When I was Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia I held the secretariat for APPA and I have fond memories of hosting APPA meetings in Vancouver. I am a frequent flier. Once a month, I travel to Brussels to sit on the European Data Protection Board with regulators from 27 other EU…