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Réflexion éthique. AXA Award - Big Data, Privacy and Discrimination - Prof Ohm. Initiative des entreprises. La vie privée, un obstacle à l'économie numérique ? Privacy Design. Jeux éducatifs. Want Your Data Back? Pay Me. Watch_Dogs WeAreData. Pub en ligne: Comment résoudre le gestion de la confidentialité? Habeas Corpus Numérique. How Dozens of Companies Know You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks. As news websites around the globe are publishing story after story about dragnet surveillance, these news sites all have one thing in common: when you visit these websites, your personal information is broadcast to dozens of companies, many of which have the ability to track your surfing habits, and many of which are subject to government data requests.

How Dozens of Companies Know You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks

How Does This Happen? When you load a webpage in your browser, the page normally includes many elements that get loaded separately, like images, fonts, CSS files, and javascript files. These files can be, and often are, loaded from different domain names hosted by different companies. For example, if a website has a Facebook Like button on it, your browser loads javascript and images from Facebook's server to display that Like button, even if the website you're visiting has nothing to do with Facebook. Why Does This Matter? Each time your browser makes a request it sends the following information with it:

Personal Data Takes a Winding Path Into Marketers’ Hands. “What’s in it for you?”

Personal Data Takes a Winding Path Into Marketers’ Hands

Said the flier from MS LifeLines, a support network for patients and their families that is financed by two drug makers, Pfizer and EMD Serono. “Strategies for managing and understanding your symptoms. Information about available treatments for relapsing M.S.” The thing is that my friend, who requested that I keep her name out of this column, does not have multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.

But last year, she did search online for information about various diseases, including M.S., on a number of consumer health sites. Now she wondered whether one of those companies had erroneously profiled her as an M.S. patient and shared that profile with drug-company marketers. In our data-happy society, the case of the mistaken M.S. patient illustrates a lack of visibility for people interested in how information about them changes hands. Americans, he says, should be allowed “to be left alone.” Mr. Ms. Vie privée : la CNIL veut ménager protection et innovation. Vers un principe de précaution numérique ? Start-Up Lets Users Track Who Tracks Them. Is your Web browsing history your business – or everyone else’s?

Start-Up Lets Users Track Who Tracks Them

A start-up based in Palo Alto, Calif., Disconnect, which helps you track who is tracking you online, this week released its latest tool to help safeguard your browsing history. Its new browser extension works on Chrome and Firefox browsers and is meant to block an invisible network of around 2,000 separate tracking companies. Disconnect offers tools to help track who is tracking you online. Most of the tracking is in the service of advertising: If you were browsing a camping goods site over the weekend, for instance, don’t be surprised to see an ad pop up for hiking boots when you log in to a news site the next morning or even, when you open up your Facebook page.

It is a tried-and-true digital advertising strategy called retargeting. Projects. Mes données personnelles ne sont pas à vendre ! Une étude récente, publiée par le journal scientifique américain PNAS, a mis en évidence comment des données confidentielles peuvent être déduites de l’utilisation du bouton «j’aime» de Facebook.

Mes données personnelles ne sont pas à vendre !

A l’aide d’algorithmes et en se basant sur l’observation des «likes», les chercheurs ont réussi à retrouver les origines ethniques, géographiques, les préférences sexuelles, la consommation de drogue ou encore la religion des utilisateurs du réseau sociaux avec une exactitude «hallucinante» selon les termes du directeur de l’étude lui-même. A juste titre, dans leurs conclusions, les chercheurs recommandent de passer les «j’aime» en mode privé, et appellent à plus de transparence sur l’utilisation qui est faite des données personnelles. Méfiance grandissante. The midata vision of consumer empowerment. The businesses, consumer bodies and regulators involved are all committed to working with Government to achieve its vision for midata, launched today.

The midata vision of consumer empowerment

And all are endorsing the key principle that data should be released back to consumers. midata is a voluntary programme the Government is undertaking with industry, which over time will give consumers increasing access to their personal data in a portable, electronic format. Individuals will then be able to use this data to gain insights into their own behaviour, make more informed choices about products and services, and manage their lives more efficiently. Today’s announcement marks the first time globally there has been such a Government-backed initiative to empower individuals with so much control over the use of their own data. Launching the midata vision, Consumer Affairs Minister, Edward Davey said: “This is the way the world is going and the UK is currently leading the charge.

Read Edward Davey’s blog on the launch of midata. Rendez-moi mes données ! Principales tendances motrices La crise de la relation de confiance entre individus et organisations et l’inquiétude montante en matière de données personnelles.

Rendez-moi mes données !

L’évolution des attentes des consommateurs et des citoyens vers une plus grande maîtrise de leur vie. La prise de conscience de la valeur partagée des données : "open data", "big data"… Signes avant-coureurs Le mouvement Quantified Self : "Connais-toi toi-même par les chiffres. " Augmenter le pouvoir d’achat des consommateurs en convaincant les entreprises de partager avec leurs clients toutes les informations personnelles dont elles disposent sur eux : tel est l’objectif du programme MiData que lance le gouvernement de David Cameron en 2011.