What will rein in the activities of the personal data brokers?

I've read two fascinating articles recently unpicking just how much personal data about each of us is bought and sold without our consent. The UK's Financial Times carried a great piece on the 'privacy deathstars'  - super data brokers such as Oracle, Nielsen and Salesforce, as well as lesser-known brands. As the article, which also … Continue reading What will rein in the activities of the personal data brokers?

Why personal data is at the forefront of a banking revolution

With GDPR looming, a revolution in personal data is occurring, one which puts the individual front and centre of how their data is used, and by whom. As consented data use becomes both a legal necessity and the default for online interactions, previously closed systems such as banking and health are set to open up … Continue reading Why personal data is at the forefront of a banking revolution

What Hillary Clinton as US president would mean for the future of tech

As the eyes of the world look to the US ahead of the presidential elections in November, it's clearer than ever that where Barack Obama's successor leads, other countries will follow. Which, regardless of which way you lean politically, makes Hillary Clinton publishing her tech agenda very interesting. Technology is at the forefront of many … Continue reading What Hillary Clinton as US president would mean for the future of tech

The Internet of Me: something we can (and do) all agree on

Unity on identifying key emerging IT trends is something of a rarity, but everyone is singing from the 'People First' hymnsheet at the moment - and we're at the very forefront of the revolution with our Internet of Me forum. We'll get to the who in a minute, but the obvious question is why, right? … Continue reading The Internet of Me: something we can (and do) all agree on