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This report was written by Stéphane Guilloteau, France Télécom Orange, France, and Venkatesen Mauree of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.The authors are thankful to the support given by colleagues at the ITU Secretariat. The authors would like tothank Dr Stefan Köpsell, Dresden University, Germany and Mr Gwendal Le Grand, Commission Nationale del'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France.Please send your feedback and comments email@example.com.The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Telecommunication Union or its membership.This report, along with other Technology Watch Reports can be found atwww.itu.int/techwatch.Cover picture by Winui, Shutterstock.Technology Watch is managed by the Policy & Technology Watch Division, ITU TelecommunicationStandardization Bureau.
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