I was a weird kid. I was obsessed with checker-patterned clothing, and for a time I rode a checkered bike, wore checkered Vans, checkered shorts, a checkered shirt and to top it all off, a checkered hat. I loved the television series “Roots” and took to calling myself Kunta Kinte. I would take a shower while wearing my socks.
At the close of June’s G20 summit in Japan, a number of developing countries refused to sign an international declaration on data flows — the so-called ‘Osaka Track.’ Part of the reason why countries such as India, Indonesia and South Africa boycotted the declaration was because they had no opportunity to put their own interests about data into the document.