Monday, July 30, 2012

malte spitz

"Seen individually, the pieces of data are mostly inconsequential and harmless. But taken together, they provide what investigators call a profile–a clear picture of a person’s habits and preferences, and indeed, of his or her life."
"Betrayed by Our Own Data," Die Zeit

betrayed by it perhaps - unless we are the ones crafting it..
mesh yourself... no?

thanks Jodhbir

16 hours ago: Hi Malte,
Interesting talk. You might have heard of Sandy Pentland? He's a professor at MIT & he's also advocating for better data protection. You should look at his website
At the end, using big data is a very new phenomenon & it's normal that companies & governments need to learn & experiment on how to best manage it. Personally, I think that regulation will go down the self-determination path & Telco's will offer prizes / discounts for the clients who agree to share their data. In this scenario, we just need to see how many people will opt-out to see if the crowds are really concerned with data privacy... At the end, I'm happy Google stores my data, because I see the value in the refined & relevant searches