Privacy By Design: Have we Reached the Tipping Point?

  • March 2014
  • Posted By Dan Blum
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Just last week I attended my second-ever live Dr. Ann Cavoukian presentation on Privacy by Design (PBD) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event shown in the figure below was held by the U.S. Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus.

Update on Personal Clouds

  • February 2014
  • Posted By Dan Blum
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My post Personal Clouds – A Shift in Control is now syndicated on the Privacy By Design web site. Now for an update on Respect Network—a new global private network with a sustainable business model that is not based on advertising or surveillance.

A Shift in Control

  • January 2014
  • Posted By Dan Blum
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Personal clouds (virtual storage and compute capabilities under individual control) are the primary architectural element in the Big Privacy framework for infusing privacy into Big Data and other online processes. Over the next few weeks, I’ll tie more of the mutually-reinforcing architectural elements into the big picture shown below, thereby complementing the Big Privacy Paper --> More »

Privacy by Design Moves Mainstream

  • December 2013
  • Posted By Dan Blum
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Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario has promoted the concept of Privacy by Design (PbD) for several years. But what many people don’t realize is that PBD is an international standard, and that privacy can be addressed not as a tradeoff, but as a win-win, or positive outcome from smart developers.

Big Privacy Paper Released by Respect Network and the Ontario IPC

  • December 2013
  • Posted By Dan Blum
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At the Privacy by Design User Forum today in Toronto, the Respect Network Founding Partners and the Ontario Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) today jointly released a ground-breaking paper: Big Privacy: Bridging Big Data and the Personal Data Ecosystem through Privacy by Design. Co-authored by IPC Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and Respect Network CEO Drummond Reed, I had --> More »

Special Worldwide Showing of Terms and Conditions May Apply

  • November 2013
  • Posted By Drummond Reed
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At the Internet Identity Workshop two weeks ago I finally got a chance to see Terms and Conditions May Apply, the feature-length documentary about the sorry state of Internet privacy. Made before the “Summer of Snowden” (with an epilogue added afterwards), it builds a devastating case for just how widely and deeply our every digital action is --> More »

How Personal Clouds Can Bring About a Sea-Change in Internet Privacy

  • October 2013
  • Posted By Drummond Reed
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Two weeks ago, just before the Privacy/Identity/Innovation 2013 Conference (PII) in  Seattle, I put up post called Internet Privacy: Is the Dam Breaking? As a Privacy by Design Ambassador, I wanted to call attention to just how much water is building up behind the dam of demand for privacy in our online lives.
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