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Kurt - thanks for the video- you're right of course.
- and the company that will enable businesses to walk away with other businesses' customers is digi.me - please see http://digi.me/video
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A lot of Personal Data discussions veer into discussing  Privacy, but to do so in a meaningful sense I think we need to define what it is in the digital domain.
 
We seem to be caught between two stools of thought on Privacy - either Privacy is dead (aka Mark Zuckerberg and more recent posts such as http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/02/11/privacy-is-following-chivalry-to-the-grave-heres-why-thats-a-good-thing/) or the Go Dark movement. To me this seems to be looking at issues incorrectly because we haven't defined what Privacy is.
 
Specifically , being private doesn’t mean not sharing anything - it means being in control of what you share, to whom and when. For example, I am a private person, but I share sex with my wife, I share family issues within my family group, I share my finances with my financial advisor, I am happy for my supermarket to know what I buy. The point is that in the physical world I am largely (but never completely) in control of my privacy and that includes what I share and with whom.
 
So privacy does NOT mean no sharing. This is important as sharing is the grease to the future economy - combining different data sets that I share will enable radically new services and experiences that I have yet to even think of.  Privacy equates to controlled sharing. There is a spectrum of sharing for data items: from items I keep solely to myself, to items I share with one or a few people and ask not to be shared further, to data I may share more widely and allow to be reshared, to data which I share with the world (either as me or in anonymised form).
 
I'd like to include "for what purpose" in the above definition of what privacy implies re control and to most people they would. If I disclose to a close friend a secret so I can get feedback for example, I do not expect that secret to be disclosed to others - it was only for the purpose of our conversation. However, I can't control my friend directly and he may tell others. In which case of course he has lost trust and I probably won't share with him again - or at least will share more carefully. This is of course the same in the digital world. If I share with you for a purpose and you use for another purpose then I am unlikely to want to share with you again.
 
So, I propose we define Digital Privacy as the "Ability to control your personal data, inc. who you share it with, when and for what purpose"

(Note: the dictionary defines Privacy as the "condition of being secret". In my digital privacy definition I propose this is equivalent to "being in control of who is in on the secret".

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Have to provide training to staff or others; have people applying for loans, insurance, etc and need a record - and many other situations - then look at https://lnkd.in/dcpzN2G
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If you're here reading this, there's a high chance you recognise the value in keeping together all those moments you shared with others.  We've been helping folks like you (hopefully including you)...
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Sharing today is generally seen as positive, but is also associated with negative aspects around privacy. If the negative aspects are not fixed sharing will slow and cease to the detriment to everyone, but there is a solution that will increase benefits to individuals, businesses and society as a whole IF there is a change in control – from business control to individual control.Sharing is positive because it creates new services and functions th...
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I will be at Mobile World Congress on 2-3 March - would anyone like to meet to discuss the future of personal data? #mwc #personaldata
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As we sit and wait for the massive opener to the Six Nations tonight and pray that our team (oh England) come out victorious, dashing Welsh hearts against Offa's Dyke, take a look at this marvelous BBC "Game of Thrones" style intro to the six nations:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/31166190
BBC Sport celebrates the start of the Six Nations 2015 with an epic Game of Thrones-style tournament opener.
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Scotland France was best game of the weekend, if only they had nouse to win.
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Going on travels? - you definitely need this:
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Red Bull says there are 7 ways to get to space - inc. one for $10 only!!
Space is the ultimate frontier. Here’s how to get your ticket to where no man has gone before.
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