“They trust me,
Mark Zuckerberg, 2004
Mark Zuckerberg, 2004
Mark Zuckerberg’s comment was in context of using his fellow students’ personal details to launch his business, Facebook, from his dorm room in Harvard. This attitude is now out of control, and the next web will need to be built on a new deal to win back our trust…
Technology has driven a data explosion and vast fortunes have been made monetising your data. Respect for peoples’ privacy has been lost, and it’s time for a reckoning. Ask questions, take back your data, don’t sell yourself short!
Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog.
The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m (£44m) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies.
For the first time, the company was fined using new terms laid out in the pan-European general data protection regulation. Continue reading
Companies that wage war on their customers will eventually lose.
Make it human: privacy is humanising AI and it can save Adtech. Privacy-friendly tools level the playing field in this review, which features Tapmydata. Continue reading
Apple Flaunts Privacy At CES – Why Other Companies Should Pay Attention.
As an Apple customer, my privacy means everything to me. But 2018 was a bad year for customer privacy. As more of the companies we do business with fail us through hacks and data breaches, the companies that step up and protect customer data – even taking a stand on it – will win a place in the customer’s heart. Continue reading
Heather Burns on being a privacy advocate in open source software.
Heather is a tech policy and regulation specialist from Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on digital regulations and political issues, most specifically those that affect web development.
In this first of two interviews, we talk about Heather’s journey into the privacy space, what privacy means to her, how privacy has evolved in the past year and what it’s like as a privacy campaigner in the world open source technology. Continue reading
The future of privacy & getting paid for your data: Interview with B. J. Mendelson.
We caught up with B.J. Mendelson to chat about his book, privacy, getting paid by companies for using your data and the future of the privacy space. Continue reading
The data dilemma, physical self & data as labour: Interview with privacy nerd Rowenna Fielding.
Rowenna Fielding is a self-confessed privacy nerd and Information Governance (IG) geek who began her IG career by coming out of the server room and taking an interest in information security before moving on to data protection.
In part one of two in this interview series, we caught up with Rowenna to chat about her journey into the privacy space, the difference between the terms data protection, data privacy and the differences between the US & UK. Continue reading