Noteworthy Information
We will find you: DNA search can home in on about 60% of white Americans  show on Slack
Mehdi Medjaoui  

If you’re white, live in the United States, and a distant relative has uploaded their DNA to a public ancestry database, there’s a good chance an internet sleuth can identify you from a DNA sample you left somewhere.

Google to Buy Fitbit for $2.1 Billion  show on Slack

The deal represents an aggressive attempt by Google to bolster its lineup of hardware products.

Privacy concerns ground police work  show on Slack
Silja Lindqvist  

Investigative genealogy helped police catch serial killers And rapists. Now cases are going unsolved.
Investigative genealogy has been celebrated as one of the biggest crime-fighting breakthroughs in decades, but privacy concerns have all but ground its use to a halt.
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Can contracts use pictures instead of words?  show on Slack

Operations management: Visuals and plain language make an adversarial process more constructive

What Would Facebook Regulation Look Like?  show on Slack
Minna Horowitz  

The federal government seems increasingly likely to take action on platform giants such as Facebook and Google. Antitrust intervention has emerged as the likely focal point of such efforts.

My Data vs Data About Me  show on Slack
Veikoo Eeva  

Reframing ‘my data’ to ‘data about me’ is a really helpful way to move beyond the simplistic, dualistic and dangerous notion of personal data as a monetisable resource towards a recognition of the inseparable nature of data and self. Another perspective provides this tweet that we are more impacted by other people’s data than we are by data about us. And Viivi recommended this article that explains the difference between market participation and right-based pariticpation.

Digital Wellbeing  show on Slack

Researching the needs of our audience to understand their values in an on-demand, personalised and fully connected world.

Google chief: I'd disclose smart speakers before guests enter my home  show on Slack

Rick Osterloh suggests house guests have the right to know smart speakers are in use before entering.

Digital Dystopia: How Algorithms Punish the Poor  show on Slack
John W.  

The Guardian has spent the past three months investigating how billions are being poured into AI innovations that are explosively recasting how low-income people interact with the state. Together, our reporters in the US, Britain, India and Australia have explored what amounts to the birth of the digital welfare state.

Empowering Students to Question Their Data Privacy  show on Slack

In higher education, we must work not only toward providing better security around student data but also toward educating students about the need to critically evaluate how their data is used and how to participate in shaping data privacy practices and policies.

Big Data from the South(s): Beyond Data Universalism  show on Slack
John W.  

This article introduces the tenets of a theory of datafication of and in the Souths. It calls for a de-Westernization of critical data studies, in view of promoting a reparation to the cognitive injustice that fails to recognize non-mainstream ways of knowing the world through data.

Silicon Valley and the state gird for war  show on Slack

The battle lines of an American regulatory assault on technology companies are being drawn.

Biggest Leak of Personal Data in Russian Banking  show on Slack
Maxim Semenov  

Russia’s biggest lender, Sberbank, is investigating a potential leak of its customers’ personal data, the bank said on Thursday, as the Kommersant newspaper reported that the leak may be the biggest ever in the history of Russian banking.

How Menstruation Apps Are Sharing Your Data  show on Slack

A shocking report about period tracker apps. Not only for ladies.

2019 Privacy Tech Vendor Report  show on Slack
John W.  

The privacy tech vendor market continues to mature as more organizations around the world adopt products and services that help automate and streamline necessary functions for the privacy office and enterprise as a whole.

App attempts a rare trick in China: Online Privacy  show on Slack
John W.  

In a country where privacy protections are considered weak and anything-goes data collection has become the norm, Chinese tech entrepreneur Yang Geng stands out. His service, LeakZero, helps people surf the web anonymously, protect passwords and send encrypted messages. By design, he can’t find out the names of the app’s users or even know how many there are. It doesn’t have a so-called ‘back door.’

‘Social Credit’ May Come to America  show on Slack

The Wall Street Journal has an opinion piece that it no longer seems paranoid to worry about surveillance and facial recognition. And also several scores related services are active in Japan.

The rise of MyData in Japan  show on Slack

On May 15, 2019, MyData Japan conference was held in Tokyo, co-organized by Open Knowledge Japan and MyData Japan.

Deconstructing Google’s excuses on tracking protection  show on Slack
John W.  

It is disappointing—but regrettably unsurprising—that the Chrome team is cloaking Google’s business priorities in disingenuous technical arguments.

Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice  show on Slack
John W.  

Uber and Airbnb signify new ways of working and doing business by facilitating direct access to providers through new digitalised platforms. The gig economy is also beginning to percolate into legal practice through what is colloquially known as NewLaw.

Experiment: How private is your personal information?  show on Slack
Antti Kettunen  

A coffee shop makes an experiment where they get free coffee by liking their Facebook page. Then, show them how much data they gather within a few minutes just with a like.

PwC will have to work to rebuild trust after shock GDPR fine  show on Slack
Maxim Semenov  

The corporate world has gotten a shock of its recently when the data protection enforcement body of Greece has imposed a fine under Article 83 of the GDPR amounting to 150.000 EUR on PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Questions Asked
Share consent with another company?  show on Slack

Does anyone know whether if there's an easy way to share consent, or rather show that the user provided consent, to another company in a safe and reliable way? There are already a few answers in the Slack discussion.

Job opportunity for Finnish speakers in Barcelona  show on Slack

I’m writing from Ipsos Spain, in Barcelona, we’re a market research company and now we’re running a big project in which we need native people from Finland. The project consists in watching Youtube adverts and then classify them according to variables related to the brand, and other creative elements like music, colors, framing of shots, and so on. We need natives because we have ads from Finland that need to be coded.

Looking for a standardised way to categorise services  show on Slack

Has anyone needed to add categories for a list of services? (Ie. Finance/Banking, Retail, Transportation, etc.) Trying to see if there's a standardised way to categorise services - if you have any pointers let me know.

@pknowles responded with pointing to the Global Industry Classification Standard.