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Privacy and messaging – just between me and you

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Mobile messaging taps into the human desire for contact. But what about the human desire for privacy? Alan Duric, co-founder and CTO at Wire wants to bring it back.

Here he talks to MEF Minute features editor, Tim Green about his privacy-first chat app as part of MEF’s recently published Future of Messaging Guide which can be downloaded here for free.

The success of mobile messaging proves one thing. However fast technology moves, people beings will always want to communicate with other people.

Every social network – Facebook, SnapChat, Line, WeChat – just reminds us of this basic human need.

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How can bots help proactively build privacy and consumer trust in online services?

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Is data privacy falling by the wayside in the rush to digitize online services? When users interact with social media, chat apps, online retailers, financial services and more, how personal data is used is a source of increasing concern for consumers.

A MEF study published in 2016 revealed that 36 per cent of consumers are put off from downloading and using more mobile apps and services due to privacy and security concerns whilst 52 per cent have deleted apps that worried them.

Deutsche Telekom has launched a competition to prove that this does not have to be the case.

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We want our data back using APIs!

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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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Building trust into new technology

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Drawing on discussions from recent MEF Privacy events in London and Las Vegas, Founder of World Wide Worx Arthur Goldtruck explores how issues around trust in new technologies is hampering consumer uptake in groundbreaking new services, and what the global mobile ecosystem can do about it.

It is 9 o’clock on a Monday morning. Tens of thousands of people wait outside the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, the lines snaking around the block. Behind the locked doors of the vast convention centre, thousands of exhibitors prepare to show off new products for the visitors.

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World Economic Forum: consumer trust and a $10trn opportunity

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The World Economic Forum is very optimistic about the potential of digital technologies to supercharge the global economy. But it says trust issues could hold this revolution back. Its new research paper dives into the topic.

In the 20th century the global economy was supercharged by the arrival of choice. Commodities turned into brands. Product differentiation exploded.

In the 21st century, digital technologies will drive the next wave of growth. So says the World Economic Forum. It is, not surprisingly, very optimistic about this potential revolution.

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Is data an asset or a liability?

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Drawing on discussions from recent MEF Privacy events in London and Las Vegas, CEO Rimma Perelmuter explores the debate around how companies handle the safeguarding of consumer data and asks, in the context of increasingly stringent regulation relating to such data, if the burden of ownership could outweigh the potential advantages…

When the notion of ‘big data’ first emerged around a decade ago, this question was never really asked. For the first time, companies had the ability to gather metrics about customers on a huge scale, analyse them and use the results to make products and services better.

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Consumer trust and the IoT: can a lamp be trusted with your data?

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What happens when connectivity extends to light fittings, alarm systems and cars? The IoT could see billions of devices gathering data about people. A panel of experts discussed the issue at the MEF’s Consumer Trust Summit last December…

At present, issues of privacy, trust and security centre mostly around PCs and phones. They’re the devices that ask consumers for their data, connect that data to the cloud and demand that third parties house and protect that data.

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Fitbug : GDPR and keeping the future of privacy healthy

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At MEF’s Consumer Trust Summit in London much of the discussion focussed on the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is set to change the rules around how personal data is collected and used. Anna Gudmundson, CEO of Fitbug and Consumer Trust Summit panelist, shares her thoughts on how the regulation will impact the health sector and how data-centric companies may need to radically re-think their policies on personal data…

The Mobile Ecosystem Forum held its seventh Consumer Trust Summit in London last week. I had the privilege of joining representatives from companies from across the ecosystem to talk about the future of data, with a particular focus on the new data protection act rolling out across Europe in May 2018.

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Industry Views: regulation and the personal data economy

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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.

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If it ain’t broke, fix it

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Tech hubs around the world share much in common. From Silicon Valley to Mumbai, Berlin to Lagos, you’ll find the same entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude. Their culture of Darwinian innovation takes few prisoners and has created problems with regulators and the consumers they serve. However, experts detect change in the air. MEF’s Simon Bates investigates.

The culture of Silicon Valley is often at odds with the principle of building trust. This was one of the key messages from a panel of experts at MEF’s recent Global Consumer Trust Summit. The reason behind the tech sector’s great success – a laser focus on innovation and disruption – can often upset the very people using its services.

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