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

NHS Deepmind and the need for transparency in personal data use

The NHS Deepmind deal has been heavily criticised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for serious privacy erosion that fell foul of the Data Protection Act The deal, which shared NHS patient data of 1.6m people with Google's AI company Deepmind, had "several shortcomings" including that patients were not adequately informed that their data would … Continue reading NHS Deepmind and the need for transparency in personal data use

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Loss of personal data control is an Internet tragedy

The loss of control over personal data sharing is one of the three biggest threats to the world wide web as it currently exists, according to its founder. Writing an open letter in The Guardian to mark the 28th anniversary of his creation, when he wrote the initial proposal for what became the web, Sir … Continue reading Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Loss of personal data control is an Internet tragedy