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Privacy and anonymity
How much do we value privacy?
June 20, 2019
As Facebook publishes its white paper on Libra, the code-name for its future global digital currency, it is probably timely to reflect on the value of privacy and more particularly the value of privacy in payments.
Data Protection Day 2019: How Cash Protects
January 28, 2019
Data Protection Day is an international effort held annually on January 28. Amidst the importance of safeguarding data and enabling trust, cash should be considered a viable and secure alternative.
Anonymity is a cherished quality
December 06, 2017
Central banks must not ignore cash's capacity to protect people's privacy and anonymity and this should become a key topic of discussion for any future debates about an all-digital central bank-issued currency.
Why digital can't replace cash
Farid Aliyev, Senior Financial Services Officer, BEUC
January 17, 2017
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) concludes that cash has a number of advantages which cannot be matched by any electronic payment method, at least for the time being. Those features explain in large part why cash is still widely used by consumers. They also underline why the idea of a cashless society should be buried.
The Blessing of Cash
September 27, 2016
Cash is a blessing not a curse.
International travel is an important driver for cash demand
June 06, 2016
International travel is a large and growing market. It is cash intensive.