reset the Web - Taking back privacy and blocked government surveillance. #anniversary #snowden


why Net Neutrality is so important ....


So you think you know why you do things ? Does your digital footprint reveal something we don't want to face up to?

We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence ... and yet there's a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree. So are they influencing us? It's more than likely. Love the challenge and what data might tell us that we don't want to know. 

Legal aspects of digital data, thinking about data ownership

Alexander Duisberg Partner @ Bird Bird, talks to the legal aspects of exploiting big data and lists his top tips for private and   public sector. He talks to : data ownership as a concept [ personally I am not sure anyone can own data, however there are rights and responsibilities] and no jurisdiction has a fully developed concept of data ownership to date. privacy aspect of data  understanding what data you own and how it affects your customers’ privacy. licensing implications when buying or selling data and the issues of making data anonymous. 

My Digital Footprint - Data, Sorted, Arranged and Presented. Demo using lego!


Big Data Value initiative from the EU - asking for input on focus

Share your views - Public Consultation on the Big Data Value Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda now open! The European Technology Platform for Software and Services NESSI, together with partners from the FP7 project Big, have drafted a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on Big Data Value. The objective of the SRIA is to describe the main research challenges and needs for advancing Big Data Value in Europe in the next 5 to 10 years. The SRIA will be an important channel for providing input to the European Big Data Value Partnership that aims to establish a Public Private Partnership on Big Data Value. The goal of the Big Data Value contractual Public Private partnership (cPPP) is to increase the amount of productive European economic activities and the number of European jobs that depend on the availability of high quality data assets and the technologies needed to derive value from them. This survey is open to all and will be accessible until 5 May

Why do consumers only care about identifiers?

Tony Fish @My Digital Footprint I posted this yesterday , and been thinking in this world of digital identity, why do consumers only really care about identifies rather than other aspects of identity. By identifies I mean …. Unique identifies [health number, social security number, NI, bank account number, driver licence number, passport number, phone number, IMEI number, SIM number etc etc (Kaliya describes this as an end point)] – people are worried about this mostly for unique identity fraud purposes but mix what is possible with what is sensational. If unique…. far easier to detect fraud. Context identifies  [name, address, date of birth, home town, post code, aliments, age, likes, friends, employment, number plate]  these are semi unique, confusion is possible with a small number of data points. Consumers worry about this data set but you cannot be uniquely identified by only your name – there are a few exceptions I know, but the worry is because it is what the c