Announcing the Internet of Me: an ideas forum for a technology revolution

digi.me, the personal data software company, has launched the Internet of Me forum , an initiative that aims to gather and publish information and opinion related to technologies, policies, industries and companies aiming to put people at the centre of their connected lives and back in control of their data. With each of us creating … Continue reading Announcing the Internet of Me: an ideas forum for a technology revolution

Sell your personal data? We’ve got a better idea…

A recent report showing that people value their personal data at around £3,000 interested us here at digi.me HQ because we believe the information that makes up you and your life experiences is worth much more than just a number. The survey of 1,000 people by digital storage company Western Digital found they put an … Continue reading Sell your personal data? We’ve got a better idea…

Millions of Facebook users give up privacy to play words quiz

Over 17 million people have willingly (and in most cases unthinkingly) handed over huge amounts of their personal data to a company they know very little about in exchange for a graphic of their most-used words in status updates. I know, right? It is, as Comparitech pointed out, essentially a privacy nightmare, but Facebook users … Continue reading Millions of Facebook users give up privacy to play words quiz

For trade not sale: digi.me and our role in the personal data economy

You may have seen digi.me quoted in a recent article in the FT about changes in the personal data economy which will lead people to only give information about themselves in return for something that benefits them. This step change is certainly coming, and is arguably long overdue, but we have always believed it is … Continue reading For trade not sale: digi.me and our role in the personal data economy

World’s biggest tech companies failing users on data privacy

Some of the world's top tech companies are failing users over privacy, according to the most comprehensive research published on the subject. Firms including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, AT&T, Orange France and Vodafone were surveyed by an organisation called Ranking Digital Rights using 31 measures that focused on corporate disclosure of policies and practices … Continue reading World’s biggest tech companies failing users on data privacy

Could the great personal data sell-off affect you?

The biggest danger to your personal data could be hiding in plain sight - and the law is not on your side. We're constantly warned to take care with our data. Be careful who we give it to, know what they want it for. Control it, be cautious with it, take care that those who … Continue reading Could the great personal data sell-off affect you?

Ashley Madison and Spotify: lessons about personal data privacy

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It's been an interesting week for observers and chroniclers of data issues, especially around privacy and what we can reasonably expect to happen to information we trust to the web and individual websites. First there was the Ashley Madison leak, following an earlier hack, where millions of email addresses and account details of users, including … Continue reading Ashley Madison and Spotify: lessons about personal data privacy