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Personal Data Economy

Iceland mobile

The cold logic of Iceland’s personal data breakthrough

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Iceland has become the first country in the world to give its citizens full control over their medical records – with financial data next on the list. MEF Minute examines this landmark launch, and what it means for the personal data economy movement…

It’s fair to say Iceland is a country that punches above its weight.

Nine years ago the chilly island of 330,000 people played a central role in the collapse of the global banking system.

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We want our data back using APIs!

By | Featured Post, Personal Data Economy, Privacy

Tristan Nitot, Chief Product Officer at MEF Member Cozy Cloud, discusses how ambiguous language in the impending GDPR regulation may impede the use of APIs in allowing the portability of consumer data – and how organisations, including MEF, are helping to ensure the guidelines specifically reference them as a matter of urgency.

Portability of personal data is a major topic for the digital future. In order to make sure it’s effective, it needs to happen by relying on APIs!

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10 things you need to know about the personal-data economy

By | Featured Post, Personal Data Economy

Rob Pegorago, tech journalist and moderator from the recent MEF Data Privacy & Security Summit at CES shares 10 things you need to know about the personal data economy, following the discussions of the panel held on the topic at the same event – listen to that discussion in full below.

There’s a traditional way to deal with your privacy online: In return for a free service, we click an “I agree” button that lets companies collect more of our information than we might like, subject to poorly-documented terms that they’re free to change at will. In our more self-aware moments, we may resent that exchange.

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