Who Said Privacy Was Dead…..?

BT decides against deploying Phorm behavioural tracking. The mobile phone directory Connectivity/ 118800 shut down by pressure from individuals who did not want their details scraped and published. Facebook found to be in breach of Canadian Privacy law. So, what have Phorm, Connectivity and Facebook got in common? Referring back to the Personal Data Eco-system […]

The Information Masters (not)

This post by Jerry Fishenden on Government IT spend made me think  back to the Information Masters research and book led way back in 1999 by my sometime consulting colleague John McKean. I find it bemusing and a bit depressing that despite this excellent piece of research, and the associated research having been around now […]

Volunteered Personal Information – Dominant Marketing Paradigm by 2015…

(Cross post from Right Side Up) Here’s an interesting presentation given to the Direct Marketing Association annual Privacy and Data Protection conference last week by Marc Dautlich of Olswang, the lawyers who are advising the Mydex CIC. The whole deck is useful to those of us interested in privacy and data protection, but the concluding […]

Can I Own My Data?

(Cross post from Right Side Up) Ownership sounds like such a simple idea….. At first glance, the ownership of “my” data seems straight forward. I created it (or at least was involved at the beginning), it’s about me, so I own it. But personal data is a slippery concept. For one thing, a lot of […]