Category: Consumers

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

Sharing Location Data Makes Consumers Uneasy

Survey. Location data is one of the most sensitive personal data types it seems according to consumers. A new survey shows that a vast majority are very uneasy sharing location data and that only a small minority share location always … 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

The State of Mobile Adblocking

News. Blocking ads – and thus also cookie-tracking – is much more common (and easy) on the computer than on mobile gadgets. A new report, The State of Mobile Adblocking, shows that 1 of 2 US smartphone users actually wish … Read More

Privacy Over Individual Personalization

Survey. Increasingly consumers are getting sceptical towards the tracking of their personal data online. A new survey from McKinesey/Comscore shows that a majority prefer privacy over personalization. And that many have taken on privacy tools. Consumers in Brazil, China, Egypt, … Read More

The GDPR and Children

When the new EU data protection regulation (GDPR) will come into force in 2018, businesses must be ready to implement new requirements regarding the data of their users. This includes responsibilities in relation to their younger users. With e.g. a … Read More

Is Your Smartphone Listening In?

A journalist from the BBC was doing some ironing when her mum came in to tell her that a family friend had been killed in a road accident in Thailand. Her phone was on the worktop behind her. But the … Read More

Safe Harbour 2.0: Privacy Shield

NEWS: In 2015 the Safe Harbour Agreement on the trans-national transfer of data between the EU and the United States was declared invalid by the European Court of Justice. In 2016, the EU and the US renegotiated and submitted a … Read More

Intimate Surveillance on the rise

Research: Data collection and analytics have pervaded nearly every sphere of daily life, from commerce to health, from transport to education, to employment. But there is also a rise in intimate surveillance relating to love, romance, and sexual activity. There … Read More

Guarding and Growing Personal Data Value

Report: Businesses collect massive volumes of data from individuals, using it to personalize customer offerings, innovate products and diversify into new markets. But increasingly customers are concerned about who is doing what with their data. Governments are rewriting the rules … 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

Takeouts from Websummit in Dublin

Blog: Eric Salamar from Kantar: Companies, who find big data easiest, are new companies with no legacy. Those who have one login and have a direct relationship with their customers are better off but legacy companies are coming along …… What is … Read More

1 in 3 Europeans lie about their data

Survey:  1 in 3 Europeans lie about their data to protect their privacy. And only 14% think its okay that companies share their data with third parties. The report from Symantec covers Spain, Germany, Franking , Holland, Denmark , Italy … Read More

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