Personal Data Ecocnomy

12 more stats exploring consumer attitudes to the personal data economy

By | Consumer Trust, Featured Post, Personal Data Ecocnomy, Privacy

Just as smartphones have upped the ante on what can be achieved in terms of content, services and customer interactivity, the accessibility, importance and value of mobile user data has snowballed. Businesses now build commercial strategies based on hundreds of points of measurement or data-capture – the personal data economy.

In tandem, the forthcoming (May 2018) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expands the personal data rights of EU citizens.

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5 minutes with… Trunomi

By | 5 minutes with, Featured Post, Personal Data Ecocnomy

In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry.This week, founder and CEO Stuart Lacey introduces Trunomi…

Trunomi unlocks the power of customer data using consent and data rights. We provide technology which enables businesses to request, receive and capture customer consent to the use of their personal data or preferences – for whatever purpose the business specifies e.g. digital marketing.

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The rise of the attribute economy 2.0

By | Featured Post, Guest blog, Personal Data Ecocnomy

Nathan Kinch, Head of Experience and Labs at Meeco, outlines the rise of the attribute economy, as described in a new report co-authored by thought leaders in digital identity, personal data services and regulation.

“In computing, attributes are pieces of information, which determine the properties of a field or tag in a database, or a string of characters in a display. In more human terms, attributes are qualities, features, characteristics or an inherent part of someone or something.

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Can one idea make online life more private, secure and efficient?

By | Featured Post, Personal Data Ecocnomy

A new MEF and Juniper Research whitepaper analyses the emergence of the user-centric data value-exchange.
A concept that could completely change the way people manage their digital lives is profiled in a free report by Juniper Research for the Mobile Ecosystem Forum.

The study outlines the Personal Data Economy: an idea that puts individuals in control of their personal information and allows them to share it with businesses, brands and other trusted third parties on their own terms.

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IoT and why the things you own end up owning you

By | Featured Post, Opinion, Personal Data Ecocnomy

Benjamin Andre, Co-Founder & CEO from MEF Member and personal data specialist Cozy Cloud shares insights into how the notion of ownership in the world of connected devices is changing.
The things you own end up owning you: the buddhist idea has never been truer than in the case of Internet-connected objects. What do we actually own when we buy a smartphone, a smart fridge, an ebook on Kindle? The smart device is currently killing the notion of ownership.

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Industry Views: regulation and the personal data economy

By | Featured Post, Industry Views, Personal Data Ecocnomy, Privacy, Regulation

No one disputes the TV, PC, Internet and mobile changed consumer lives. Every year, analysts share their predictions for the “next 10 big things” set to disrupt our world – from AI and AR to driverless cars to blockchain. But what can now really achieve mass-adoption and change consumer lives?

In 2016 much attention has been given to the Personal Data Economy – from Governments and regulators, to enterprises and developers all see the potential and the benefits.

Here we’ve collected the thoughts of some of the MEF members that are active in the debate.

Read More’s Julian Ranger – why The Internet Of Me will change the world

By | Executive Interview, Personal Data Ecocnomy, Security

Imagine a world where rich customer data is available to business – with complete privacy to the individual. Julian Ranger says his company,, can make this happen. And it’s game changing, he explained to MEF Minute…

Julian Ranger has the cards out again. He is talking about his start-up by dealing, cutting and turning over 52 playing cards.

It’s an unusual way for a tech entrepreneur to pitch his business idea. But Ranger is not a regular tech entrepreneur. Sure, he has impeccable geek credentials. But he’s also a showman. And he’s hit on a novel way of explaining the concept behind his current venture,

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Q&A: Daniel Kaplan – France’s ‘Mr personal data economy’

By | Executive Interview, Featured Post, Personal Data Ecocnomy

Daniel Kaplan has worked with Orange, Société Générale, Axa and others on the pioneering personal data sharing project, MesInfos. He told Tim Green about the pilot, the ‘trust paradox’ and why fun, not privacy, will drive the personal data economy…

If you’re going to force a bold new idea into life, you need persuasive people to do it. When it comes to the personal data economy, Daniel Kaplan is one of those people.

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MEF ‘personal data economy’ series: introducing a revolutionary idea

By | Featured Post, Personal Data Ecocnomy

There’s a powerful new idea gaining ground in digital circles. It’s big. It’s affects how we think about online privacy, how we buy from brands, how we interact with government and how we can take control of our identities.

The trouble is, no one knows what to name it. Choose from:

The personal data economy
The internet of me
The API of me
Privacy as currency

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