Facebook v Admiral – or better ways to share personal data for discounts in a user-friendly fashion

When you take away all the twists and turns of Admiral v Facebook, this whole saga boils down to innovation being stifled by who controls your data. If you choose to share your personal data in exchange for a deal or discount if you meet the criteria, that can only be a good thing, right? … Continue reading Facebook v Admiral – or better ways to share personal data for discounts in a user-friendly fashion

Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp's decision to start sharing user data with Facebook has rightly made waves around the world, mostly for the wrong reasons, but there are still positives we can take from the situation. Firstly, WhatsApp was upfront about what it was planning to do, (handing over personal information including users' phone numbers to Facebook as part … Continue reading Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

How Facebook plans to change the face of personal data

It's an exciting time for personal data - and the time is now to innovate around the defining debate of our time. That's the view of Stephen Deadman, Facebook's global deputy chief privacy officer, who has just launched an impassioned plea for a new debate and structures that will maximise the use of data for … Continue reading How Facebook plans to change the face of personal data

Facebook Moments picture delete: back-up with digi.me instead

Facebook has announced it is deleting photos "privately synced from your phone" to the website unless you use its new app - but what does this mean? Well, in line with Facebook's previous aggressive pushes to get users to download its stand-alone apps (see also Messenger), it's trying to get people to use its new … Continue reading Facebook Moments picture delete: back-up with digi.me instead