2 posts published in June 2019


June 13, 2019

The ‘nothing to hide’ argument to an erosion of privacy raises a few problems. Firstly, it’s based on a narrow definition of privacy; a right to keep secrets – only criminals need to keep secrets. The ‘no junk mail’ sign on letterboxes suggests people might expect privacy to include a right to not receive unwanted advertisement. Secondly, algorithms build very detailed impressions of people from small bits of information we all happily share. These digital mosaics are analysed to find...

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Consumer Data Right

June 18, 2019

A quick visualisation of the draft Consumer Data Right Rules. "Data" and "consumer" figure prominently, as expected. Does the relative emphasis on "holder" (of data), "recipient" and "consent" suggest the regulatory balance is tilting away from innovation, competition and consumer power?

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