Personal Data

Libra: the four forces driving Zuckerbucks
Libra: the four forces driving Zuckerbucks 1920 1280 StJohn Deakins

New global currencies are inevitable but is Facebook Libra the answer? It has been a busy news month for Facebook. Facebook Group (including Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram) is going through…

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Can you change your personality?
Can you change your personality? 2568 1712 Claudia Velilla

Just as most of us will express interest in changing some of our physical features that we may dislike or feel insecure about, can the same be said for our…

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Is Facebook past its “Use By” Date?
Is Facebook past its “Use By” Date? 1080 720 StJohn Deakins

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerburg published a note detailing his new vision for the future of Facebook. Given their troubles in 2018, and the resulting steep decline in public trust, it’s not…

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MeData Wheel CitizenMe
What is MeData?
What is MeData? 1546 1838 Alexia Keller

Discover the science of MeData Personal data can be explained as a jigsaw puzzle, comprised of thousands of unique, but necessary pieces. Each individual piece, on its own, will contain…

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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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Facebook Ad Preferences protect privacy
Digital Detox II: Protecting your privacy
Digital Detox II: Protecting your privacy 2146 1058 Beth Hepple

In our last blog we talked about the reasons we might need to have a digital detox and the effect that being always online is having on our day-to-day lives.…

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Data is the new Water I
Data is the new Water I: Water gives life (oil takes it)
Data is the new Water I: Water gives life (oil takes it) 1753 1240 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 we posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post, describing how the way we frame our language about ‘human data’ can have a…

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Blockchain? Never mind the Bollocks
Blockchain? Never mind the Bollocks 840 485 StJohn Deakins

The Sexpistols and punk rock transformed the music industry. So too Bitcoin, and its underlying blockchain technology, will change the way that the world works for decades to come, and…

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Personal Data, Human Data
Human Data: What it is and why it is important?
Human Data: What it is and why it is important? 1440 760 Ryan Garner

Understanding people, customers and citizens has never been more important. Our hyper-connected lives bring us closer to politics, entertainment, celebrity culture and businesses like never before. How we are influenced…

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gdpr data protection
GDPR: the phrase of 2018, we look at the data protection regulation basics
GDPR: the phrase of 2018, we look at the data protection regulation basics 1280 853 Beth Hepple

Walking through Covent Garden yesterday, while upping my daily step count, I overheard a snippet of a phone call between an exasperated businessman and what I can only assume was a…

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Data servers
Centralised silos, hack magnets and our personal freedom
Centralised silos, hack magnets and our personal freedom 800 531 StJohn Deakins

How much is an Indian citizen’s personal identity worth? Well, after the Indian identity system (Aadhaar) hack last week, it appears to be around £6 ($8) per citizen. The Aadhaar…

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