Information Sharing

Destroying contract law: CISPA violates more than privacy

Don’t let Congress undermine our best free market tool for fixing our relationships with companies. The US House of Representatives just passed a bill (CISPA, aka HR264) that explicitly allows companies to ignore their privacy agreements in the name of cybersecurity. Here’s the Huffington Post report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/cispa-vote-house-approves_n_3109504.html SOPA. The Monsanto Protection Act. CISPA. Regulatory capture¬†of […]

Badges for the Standard Label Kickstarter

Badges for the Standard Label Kickstarter

We’ve been asked if we have any badges to help promote our Kickstarter for the Standard Information Sharing Label. The answer is now yes! If you’re a backer or just want to help promote the idea, put these babies on your website or blog or Twitter or Facebook and help get out the word! We […]

Rethinking Context

Insights from PII2012 The FTC Privacy Report makes it clear that context is the key to privacy. For example, notice and consent need not be presented and secured if the use is obvious from context: If you buy a book from Amazon, it’s clear they need an address to ship you the book. But sometimes […]

It all starts with sharing…

From kindergarten through our professional life, sharing binds us together as friends, colleagues, and collaborators, so perhaps it should be no surprise that online sharing through services like Facebook, Twitter, and email shapes our online social life. Yet sharing online is anything but simple. The details of what happens with the information we share is […]

Trust Me… Things Change.

Trust Me… Things Change.

Trust is complicated. But for some reason, online trust mechanisms assume it is outrageously simple. For example, firewalls imply that once you’re in the network, you’re trusted. It’s baked into the framing of the problem. Similarly, Trust Frameworks assume that once you are in the Framework, you’re trusted (although you could build a framework that […]

Constellations of Privacy

Constellations of Privacy

Privacy issues dominate the global debate about protecting the rights of individuals online. Yet, the conversation almost entirely misses a vital point: public or private isn’t a black or white choice and it never has been. Sociologists have long recognized that there is no single “public”, no monolithic context where social norms congeal and deviant […]

Facebook as Personal Data Store

With over 150 million people using Facebook Connect every month at over 1 million websites, Facebook has ushered in a new era, as the world’s largest personal data store. Personal Data Stores Personal data stores allow individuals to share online data with service providers. Facebook Connect users can give third-party web sites like Digg, Amazon, […]

Looking for feedback on pRFP and Information Sharing

At the VRM+CRM workshop last month, we (the Kantara ISWG) released two papers for comment. One on the Personal Request For Proposal (pRFP) Engagement Model and the other the Information Sharing Report. The first is a look at a the negotiation stage in the Car Buying Engagement Model, which paints a detailed picture of one […]

Asymmetry by Choice

Perhaps the most powerful form of asymmetric information is missing from JP Rangaswami’s post addressing whether the web is making us dumber. I agree with the core point of JP’s article, but I think he oversimplifies the argument on asymmetry in a way that misses something important about the power of information. JP defines four […]

Beyond Data Ownership to Information Sharing

Beyond Data Ownership to Information Sharing

The question of who owns our data on the Internet is a challenging problem. It can also be a ¬†red herring, distracting us from building the next generation of online services. The term “ownership” simply brings too much baggage from the physical world, suggesting a win-lose, us-verses-them mentality that retards the development of rich, powerful […]

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