The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which finally came into force on 25 May 2018, is not just any law in the EU, but a reform process finally set in motion that regulates the processing of our personal data as a fundamental individual right.
more “GDPR as model for the revision of the Swiss Data Protection Law”
BitsaboutMe has been extended with some great features! In this article we briefly present our latest accomplishments.
more “BitsaboutMe launches Google connector”
In addition to your Facebook account, you can now also connect your Instagram account quickly and effortlessly with BitsaboutMe, to see what you shared, how many likes you got and from whom.
Connecting your Instagram account is easy. By entering your username and your Password, a copy of your Instagram data will be imported into your Personal Data Store (PDS).
more “New Instagram connector and what you can do with it”
Two recent events are reminding us to manage our professional data i.e. our online CVs etc. more actively.
more “Your Professional Data Is Coming Under Attack”
The Trump administration’s plans for “extreme vetting” put a new spotlight on how we manage our sensitive personal data, as the Guardian describes in today’s article.
Using secure cloud services like BitsaboutMe is part of a mitigation strategy, if this law becomes reality. In any case it is a firm reminder that we must start to take control over our personal data and manage it much more proactively.
more “EU tourists to US may get asked to hand in passwords or be denied entry”
In a comprehensive Scientific America article (first published in German in Spektrum der Wissenschaften) an number of leading European data and privacy researchers make a strong case that with the digital revolution in full swing Western societies are at a crossroads and need to act and put a normative framework in place to avoid an “automated society with totalitarian features. In the worst case, a centralized artificial intelligence [that] would control what we know, what we think and how we act.”
more “Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?”
With the introduction of Windows 10 Microsoft has changed it path towards a much more data driven business model. The software collects large amounts of user data and shares them with Microsoft. Officially to manage security and to improve the application but very likely also to enable new data driven business models, i.e. targeted advertising.
more “Windows 10 Remains A Privacy Nightmare”