We're not yet through one quarter of 2018 and already Digital Trust in all its forms has come to capture headline after headline. From Facebook and its content controversies to the EU and data protection laws, trust in our digital ecosystem crosses sectors and geographies, playing into the daily lives of every last reader of this email.
2017 marked the year that trust in Big Tech took a big hit, leading citizens, companies, and governments to take a look at the digital world around them and reasses their trust in the security, privacy, and reliability of the scaffolding of that environment.
Our second Dispatch from the "Digital Planet" -- first of the new year and the renewed search for trust -- comes with a deeper codification of Digital Trust, across multiple factors (four) and countries (42). Because with the breakdown comes opportunity; the opportunity for the innovators on the latest frontier for competitiveness to win back lost trust. We don't know where these innovators will come from, but maybe you do. How will companies and countries bridge this growing trust gap? We'd love to hear your ideas.