2050 aims to equip young people to take action and to become volunteers. Ahead of the event in May, we are taking a look at some the companies and people who are taking part in the massive unconference–an open space event with organization powered by participants. 2050 is a volunteer-only, not-for-profit unconference. TechNode is organizing the Explore Expo, an exhibition area for young tech startups looking for exposure.

This year’s May 1st marked not only Labor Day but also a new law on data protection in China, the Personal Information National Standards. The new guidelines are overdue: reports on the scale of data theft in the country are horrifying.

One of the more recent scandals in China showed that even our favorite food delivery platforms were guilty of siphoning our data into strangers’ hands. The data was being sold for as little as RMB 0.10 per person. To make a point, a Chinese artist recently bought personal data of 346,000 people on the black market.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.