MEF’s Global Consumer Trust Study 2018: empowered consumers take action in a landmark year for personal data

The fifth MEF Global Consumer Trust Report shows a significant increase in the number of consumers protecting their personal data, as well as associated opportunities for companies who want to help people manage and do more with their own information. This year's report, which looks at the intersection of Privacy, Trust and Personal Data in … Continue reading MEF’s Global Consumer Trust Study 2018: empowered consumers take action in a landmark year for personal data

Digi.me named as one of Europe’s top 100 digital pioneers

Digi.me has been recognised as one of the top 100 European digital pioneers by the Financial Times, Google and leading European policy makers. We have been included in a special report from the Financial Times, Europe’s Road to Growth, and are delighted have been chosen as one of the top European companies using technology to … Continue reading Digi.me named as one of Europe’s top 100 digital pioneers

Moving the decentralised web forward

Sir Tim Berners-Lee (aka founder of the WWW) has been writing for a long time about the issues that have surfaced in the web, especially security, dominance and lack of individual controls. He is frustrated that much of the web is about “documents” and not “data”. Over the past four years he has been thinking … Continue reading Moving the decentralised web forward

2018 will be the year personal data privacy finally gets serious

GDPR, calls for accountability for hacks and online behaviour and a growing awareness of the impacts of internet monopolies - the times they are very much a-changin'. So why is this year different? First and foremost because of the General Data Protection Regulation, aka GDPR. This game-changing regulation, which comes into force in May, firmly … Continue reading 2018 will be the year personal data privacy finally gets serious

Data Hack Iceland update: third-party apps being built on digi.me!

Our Data Hack Iceland 2017 event last month was a huge success, and we thought it was about time we gave you an update about some of the great ideas that sprung to life there. Four of the apps - VaxAbroad, Sensei, Fin-Tin-Der and digi.me meets Arion Banki - are now coming to life as … Continue reading Data Hack Iceland update: third-party apps being built on digi.me!

Birgit Sippel makes first public statement on ePrivacy – and why it shouldn’t stifle innovation

The European Parliament's new Special Rapporteur for the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, German MEP Birgit Sippel, has made her first public statement setting out her beliefs - and she didn't mince her words. Speaking at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, she told a sold-out event that online and offline privacy should be afforded the same status: … Continue reading Birgit Sippel makes first public statement on ePrivacy – and why it shouldn’t stifle innovation