The business case for an Amazon bank

Starting from this Forbes article An Amazon Checking Account Could Displace $100 Billion In Bank Deposits (But It Won’t) by Ron Shevlin or this one in Fortune. Amazon Bank Accounts? Why Commercial Banks Should Fear the Online Giant by Lucas Laursen — there is speculation everywhere but the analysis is on banking as a value-added service (VAS) and not on data. This post is not … Continue reading The business case for an Amazon bank

Accenture predicts tech trends – and trust, security and privacy are all key

Privacy, security and personalisation will be among the key technology trends that will redefine business in coming years, according to a new report. Accenture's annual Technology Vision report predicts that innovation for organisations in what it calls the post-digital era will hinge on building trusted relationships with consumers, including being transparent and giving consumers control … Continue reading Accenture predicts tech trends – and trust, security and privacy are all key

The rise of surveillance capitalism – and the lure of a new privacy-driven business horizon

BBC's Start the Week featured an excellence discussion about surveillance capitalism (you can listen on catch-up here) with Professor Shoshana Zuboff among the guests. Zuboff, whose book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism has just been released, has long been critical of the threat from the combination of capitalism and the digital revolution, as well as … Continue reading The rise of surveillance capitalism – and the lure of a new privacy-driven business horizon

Access to NHS health data set to go live in the UK

Digi.me is delighted to be able to say that we have recently been approved by the NHS to allow users access to health data held by GPs. The initial phase focuses on EMIS, one of the main electronic health record systems used by healthcare professionals, which holds data centrally for thousands of GP practices in … Continue reading Access to NHS health data set to go live in the UK

Digi.me partners with UBDI to launch ethical data monetisation program for consumers

Individuals invited to profit directly from $50 billion industry by sharing trends & insights from their data Digi.me, the personal data security platform, has announced a partnership with UBDI to launch the first ethically-sourced data monetisation program for individuals. The partnership will take on companies like Facebook, Google, and thousands of data brokers by allowing … Continue reading Digi.me partners with UBDI to launch ethical data monetisation program for consumers

Take back control of your personal data on Data Privacy Day 2019

This Data Privacy Day, we are more optimistic than even before that that the message of how our personal data is being misused every day, and how we can all take action to safeguard it, is hitting home. The very high profile privacy-related events of last year, which include GDPR being implemented and the Facebook … Continue reading Take back control of your personal data on Data Privacy Day 2019