Creating an Internet of Me: Julian Ranger’s talk on the opportunity to do more with personal data from the Big Tent Ideas Festival

Today I will be introducing the subject of personal data and looking at an optimistic vision of how we can do more with personal data with privacy, security and consent by giving back control to the individual. If we embrace this change, then we can make the UK the leader of a new personal data … Continue reading Creating an Internet of Me: Julian Ranger’s talk on the opportunity to do more with personal data from the Big Tent Ideas Festival

See digi.me’s Julian Ranger at the Big Tent Ideas Festival on Saturday

The Big Tent Ideas Festival, which aims to open up discussion and ask the big questions around social, technological and economic renewal, is back for a second year - and our founder and Executive Chairman Julian Ranger will be speaking. Taking place at the Babraham Research Centre just outside Cambridge on Saturday, September 8, the … Continue reading See digi.me’s Julian Ranger at the Big Tent Ideas Festival on Saturday

Digi.me launches ‘iTunes of personal data’

I know that’s kind of a bold statement – and likely to ruffle the feathers of our blockchain-loving, decentralized-worshiping friends. But we are excited to announce the official launch of digi.me’s app store (little “a”, little “s”), which you can find at digi.me/share. (And our architecture is almost entirely decentralized and distributed…with just a few … Continue reading Digi.me launches ‘iTunes of personal data’

Consent has always been in our lives – but it’s time to bring it up to date

It seems just like yesterday any one of our three daughters would be running and skipping down the driveway just off the school bus, joyfully waving a piece of paper in the air with a smile on their faces. No, it wasn't a gleaming report card to be proud of, or a well done from … Continue reading Consent has always been in our lives – but it’s time to bring it up to date

Iceland gets sweeping new personal data control laws

Iceland has become the latest country to give its citizens more rights over their personal data. A new privacy act, based on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force last week. It gives Icelanders significant new powers over their personal data, including the right to know who is using their information, how it … Continue reading Iceland gets sweeping new personal data control laws

Timehop data breach: why holding personal information centrally must end

Twenty-one million users have had their personal data stolen after Timehop, an app that connects to social media profiles to resurface old picture and posts, was hacked. The stolen data, mainly names and email addresses, was taken in an attack on the app's cloud environment on July 4. Around a fifth of users - around … Continue reading Timehop data breach: why holding personal information centrally must end

Digi.me comes 4th in the Dutch Government’s personal data hackathon

Digi.me is delighted to have won fourth prize in the Dutch Government’s personal data hackathon. The “Regie op Gegevens” (translated as “Own and Control your own Data”) Interior Ministry’s Policy group were impressed with the new Dutch Government app digi.me built. A redesign of their existing app, it enabled digi.me integration and the key value … Continue reading Digi.me comes 4th in the Dutch Government’s personal data hackathon