We know COVID has put even more pressure on supply chains, which means even more opportunities for some people to take advantage of the situation. We are more concerned than ever about human trafficking, modern slavery and counterfeiting of goods. So how can technology continue to up its came to help bring light to these risks?
...tech creates data, and data leaves a trail. From the early days of bar coding to RFID tagging to the track-and-trace with Blockchain, technology allows us to see the provenance of goods and resources. Customers are now looking for such reassurances. We want to know if the products we consume are counterfeit, made with slave labor, or have been tampered with in the distribution process.