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CitizenMe in The Economist
CitizenMe in The Economist 1280 720 StJohn Deakins

It’s been fantastic to see The Economist Schumpeter Column picking up on the potential of the new Personal Data economy in recent months. In September… The column talked about the…

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CitizenTrust: Data By The People For The People
CitizenTrust: Data By The People For The People 1920 1080 StJohn Deakins

A Path To Global Direct Democratic Governance Of Our Data: Individual Empowerment With Collective Governance. A Global Digital Citizenry Over three billion humans are now connected to the Internet. At…

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The Economist
Hailed By The Economist As Solution For TikTok
Hailed By The Economist As Solution For TikTok 1068 667 StJohn Deakins

We’re proud to see The Economist suggest that our CitizenMe model should be used by TikTok to enable them to move away from Advertising. The Economist points to our model…

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ZeroData
Clash Of The Digital Titans: Apple Takes Trust ‘Premium’
Clash Of The Digital Titans: Apple Takes Trust ‘Premium’ 1262 631 StJohn Deakins

Apple Positions For Privacy And Trust Against Google – But Facebook And AdTech Are The Losers. Last week the digital Titans clashed again – and in the next few months we’ll all have a ringside seat as the impact is revealed.

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The Future of Data is ‘Zero Data’
The Future of Data is ‘Zero Data’ 2600 2006 StJohn Deakins

We are on the cusp of a global transformation: it will be unlocked when billions of people choose to connect their data together with complete trust and for fair value.…

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Updates To CitizenMe Terms & Conditions (Our Mutual Rights & Obligations)
Updates To CitizenMe Terms & Conditions (Our Mutual Rights & Obligations) 1950 1300 StJohn Deakins

Hello all, We’ve done a general tidy up of our CitizenMe Mutual Terms and Conditions (& Privacy Policy) for Citizens. We have lots of new functionality arriving in the next…

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My daughter made me cry this week
My daughter made me cry this week 1200 1000 StJohn Deakins

Yes, I cried when I read what my daughter had sent me this week. And I wasn’t sure why.  The writing is beautiful. It is a short, poignant description of…

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Your digital reflection is your superpower.
Your New Digital Superpower
Your New Digital Superpower 850 560 StJohn Deakins

You have a new superpower. It’s hidden. It’s yours to claim. It will increasingly describe who we are, not only to others, but more profoundly, to ourselves too. Our memories…

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Digital Memories (pt4): Understanding Ourselves
Digital Memories (pt4): Understanding Ourselves 3212 2706 StJohn Deakins

In the last three posts we’ve covered a few points. Firstly, we have expanded on why personal data is like a memory. Secondly, we have seen that whenever we choose…

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2020: The Silo Wars Intensify. And Your Personal Data?
2020: The Silo Wars Intensify. And Your Personal Data? 730 470 StJohn Deakins

Creating a more #sustainabledata ecosystem. Techcrunch has reported that in 2020 Facebook will launch a new Operating System to protect itself against competitors such as Google. And so the ‘Silo…

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Digital Memories: Commerce (part 3)
Digital Memories: Commerce (part 3) 1620 986 StJohn Deakins

Like our memory, personal data is owned but  isn’t property. However, personal data as property is the way that the digital economy functions – which corrupts the efficiency, integrity, and…

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Digital Memories: Choosing How We Share (part 2)
Digital Memories: Choosing How We Share (part 2) 1620 1080 StJohn Deakins

As much as we might sometimes like to think otherwise, we all need to keep some things private to ourselves. Embarrassing events, shared intimacies, funny ideas, ‘crazy’ thoughts, or just…

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