Digital Rights

This is NOT a blog about GDPR…this is a blog about YOU.
This is NOT a blog about GDPR…this is a blog about YOU. 1920 1281 Alexia Keller

The 25th of May 2018 hailed the arrival of a new law in the EU that will impact pretty much everyone connected to the internet. It is called the General…

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Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce)
Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce) 1065 1041 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 I posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post. The way that we frame our language about ‘humans and data’, our new digital…

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Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty
Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

Cross-post from the HuffingtonPost, 20th April 2016 “Give me liberty or give me death” was the rallying cry of the US revolution. Penned by Thomas Paine at the dawn of the Industrial…

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be yourself unlock power of data
3 reasons why the “G.D..thingy” will help you be yourself
3 reasons why the “G.D..thingy” will help you be yourself 1024 565 Ryan Garner

Be yourself. It is the law! What we are excited about is the EU council has just passed the GDPR. “G…D… what!?” I hear you say. Think of it as…

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Let’s learn the rules of the digital road before talking about a web Magna Carta
Let’s learn the rules of the digital road before talking about a web Magna Carta 1024 565 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian: Technology is moving so fast we’re only beginning to understand how it will change society. It’s too early to distill our thinking to an…

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Beware the rise of the digital oligarchy
Beware the rise of the digital oligarchy 1024 566 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian on the rise of the digital oligarchy: Powerful algorithms are concentrating the ownership of personal data in few hands. We need rights to control…

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Dear Facebook, your products are revolting
Dear Facebook, your products are revolting 1024 566 Greer Hahn

We’ve introduced a new page, Your voice, that lets you know how users feel about the terms of service from internet giants like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and others. Here’s why…

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: LinkedIn’s new terms
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: LinkedIn’s new terms 1024 565 Greer Hahn

We’ve squared up to LinkedIn’s new Terms of Service and cast our beady eyes over their updated Privacy Policy. Now it’s time for some straight shooting. Here’s what you need…

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Terms of service app activism for the silent majority
Terms of service app activism for the silent majority 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

The approach we’re taking for revealing terms of service in a new light means you’ll be able to see and understand what all that small print means to your rights,…

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Rewarding digital citizens for their personal data – time for a change!
Rewarding digital citizens for their personal data – time for a change! 900 497 StJohn Deakins

For decades businesses have used consumers’ personal data from membership cards to push special offers and discounts. It has become a fundamental part of consumer life. This culture of reward…

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“Right to self” – solving the biggest problem of the Internet
“Right to self” – solving the biggest problem of the Internet 601 332 StJohn Deakins

Were he alive today and busy defining matters of self, the philosopher Descartes might have rationally proposed: I’m digital; therefore I am. And who could argue with that? From mobile…

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Welcome
Welcome 800 442 StJohn Deakins

Hi and welcome to the CitizenMe blog! Life is about balance. We all want to use great apps and amazing internet services. Connecting, participating, sharing – who wouldn’t? Simultaneously, we…

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