In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler writes that while some Americans fear authoritarianism at home, China’s Social Credit System gives a real look into how authoritarian rule can play out in the digital space. Kessler points out that while America has all the necessary components to construct a similar system, the system of checks and balances established in the U.S. acts as a block to a similar system from taking hold. He explains regulation is key to preventing a social-credit system from taking root in the U.S., adding that data protection and data privacy should be not only established, but also protected. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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