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User Sovereignty for our Data

Jan 16, 2012, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitchell Baker)

"Our Internet experiences involve more and more data about us. Some of this data we create ourselves. Sometimes our friends and acquaintances create it, and sometimes the services we use create data about us. On one hand this enables all sorts of exciting new applications. On the other hand, there are some very disconcerting aspects to the explosion of personal data. The ability of big data and cloud service providers to monitor, log, store, use, correlate and sell information about who we are and what we do has huge implications for society and for individuals.

Right now there's no convenient way for me to share information about myself and maintain control over that information.

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