The good news about personal data sharing – it’s growing

Personal data privacy has been in the news many times over the past few months - and rarely for good reasons. Whether it was the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal, or the numerous large scale data breaches such as Marriott, Equifax and Yahoo, the result is that the public at large cannot help but be … Continue reading The good news about personal data sharing – it’s growing

Digi.me and Apple: the evolution of personal healthcare records on your phone

Health data is some of the most sensitive data that any of us own, which goes to the very core of our being. So it goes without saying that the trust levels needed to allow someone else to access it should necessarily be higher than for other types of data, such as social. And yet … Continue reading Digi.me and Apple: the evolution of personal healthcare records on your phone

Patient centricity: keeping the military fighting fit

The benefits of patients being able to access their own health data is increasingly being understood and adopted around the world. Patient centricity, as this is known, gives individuals greater insight and control over their health and treatment. It could be hugely beneficial to the military, which faces a unique and challenging set of circumstances … Continue reading Patient centricity: keeping the military fighting fit

Why trust has never been more important for consumers

Another week, another revelation about a company not being strictly honest with consumers about what its products do. This time the culprit was Google, and its home security system Nest. The problem? That the Nest Guard has an inbuilt microphone. A microphone that had never appeared in any product specifications. Google says it's an honest … Continue reading Why trust has never been more important for consumers

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