Category: Business Models

Why trust in AI is not enough

By Gry Hasselbalch and Sille Obelitz Søe How can we trust AI? This is one of the most pressing questions we are facing at the moment with the rapid speed in development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning algorithms. … Read More

The Cookie Fallacy

Analysis. The most common tool in the most common business model of the Internet, is cookie tracking. Some visionary companies are showing the data ethics way with no cookies or with privacy-by-design cookies, and as users realize how easy it … Read More

How To Fix The Future According to Andrew Keen

Book. Regulation, competitive innovation, social responsibility, worker and consumer choice and education are the five magic bullets on how to solve the current digital trust crisis, according to an excellent book from Andrew Keen; ‘How To Fix the Future’. As … Read More

Apple Initiative Threatens Big Tech Business Model

News. Apple’s privacy-by-default feature, Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) in the newest version of the Safari browser will cost the ad tech business millions of dollars. One of the big players is downsizing its estimations of revenue by 22%, according to … Read More

Raegan MacDonald: Mozilla

Raegan MacDonald is a Policy Advisor at Mozilla, a “hybrid company” that “builds open source software while being a non-profit foundation“. During the European Data Ethics Forum, Raegan touched on Mozilla’s commitment to its manifesto and the three Ps the … Read More

Simon Hania: TomTom

Simon Hania is the Vice President on Privacy and Security at TomTom, a Dutch producer of traffic, navigation and mapping products. TomTom also makes action cameras, GPS sport watches, fleet management systems, and location-based products. During his talk at Europe’s … Read More

Get Cheaper Prices With Privacy Tools

Blog. Some companies have begun to exploiting that individuals have become transparent due to constant tracking of our online behaviour. They feed us with offers and prices, which are more to their own advantage than their customers’. Tools for digital … Read More

Interview: Brian Schildt – findx

INTERVIEW. With digital privacy becoming one of the most discussed subjects in the past years, the market for private search engines is constantly growing. Yet not all private search engines are the same. Meet findx.com – the Danish crawler-based search … Read More

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Ethereum spells disruption

Analysis. In the past, the word blockchain was automatically associated with cryptocurrencies.  Such a system designed for digital transactions is Bitcoin, with opinions around it being split between supporters and critics. Enthusiasm for Etherum, a new game player, reached new … Read More

How Car Data Can Be Monetized

The overall revenue pool from car data monetization at a global scale might add up to USD 450 – 750 billion by 2030, according to the consulting company McKinsey, who has identified 30 distinct use cases that hold the potential … Read More

Tech Can Make or Break Media

News. The lines between tech companies and a media companies are blurring. Media companies rely more and more on tech companies for distribution. Tech giants do like politicians and turn away from critical questions from traditional media, and secretive tech … Read More

Data Power is also Competition Law

Research. With digitalisation of the economy use of data is not longer a matter for primarily data protections regulators. Competition is also relevant, according to this research paper from the German and French competition authorities, identifying the key issues and … Read More

Hvem bestemmer hvad privatliv er?

Analyse. Hvad er et privatliv? Når virksomheder og regeringer i dag fremhæver deres særlige rolle som beskyttere af retten til privatliv, kan man godt forledes til at tro, at vi har en fælles forståelse af, hvad det er der skal … Read More

The Hidden Tracking Around Your Wrist

Analysis. Before you buy a wearable to track your health, then check whether you can trust the company behind the gadget. Products for the quantified-self-segment are a lucrative business growing rapidly, because they really are motivating to use. But most … Read More

Understanding the privacy market (program)

(some of this event will be held in Danish)Date: March 10, 2016 – 14:00 to 17:00 pmLocation: IDA, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, DK-1780 Copenhagen VHear why privacy and data ethics is a demand in the digital age. A new emerging growth … Read More

Can algorithms be racist?

News. The Internet is often regarded as a “great equalizer” in societal terms. But the use of Big Data can have the opposite effect, by reinforcing social and racial prejudices, Michael Brennan, Technology Program Officer at Internet Freedom, writes. By … Read More

On the new EU age limit

News: The long-awaited EU data protection reform agreed on by the Europan Union late Tuesday night stipulated among others that companies cannot process the data of children and young people under the age of 16 without their parents’ consent. But … Read More

The Ad- and Cookie Blocking Frenzy

Hundreds of millions of users are already blocking ads and cookies today, but it is just be the tip of the iceberg, claims Frederic Filoux in his always great column Monday Note. “The ad blocking picture in even more startling … Read More

The Great Data Race

Report: The Norwegian Data Protection Office has released an interesting report, The Great Data Race, on big data commercial use vs personal data challenges. It is out in Norwegian and very soon in English. Some main points: If we lose … Read More

Consumer Respect Is Good Business

Analysis. The latest consumer surveys show that the business model – tracking-by-default – where you pay with your personal data without knowing how much and to whom – is suffering. Individuals want control over their own lives, and they have … Read More

The EU to Support Privacy-Enhancing Business Models

News: The EU intends to maximise growth and competitiveness by exploiting big data. But the Digital Single Market cannot uncritically import the data-driven technologies and businessmodels which have become economic mainstream in other areas of the world. Instead it needs to show leadership in developing accountable personal data processing. The internet has evolved in a … Read More

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