Fostering a Digital Marketplace that Respects User Privacy and Identity

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GDPR and ITEGA

LINK: Running references to GDPR resources  "Understanding GDPR" -- a Swiss tech company's founder and colleague explain Elie Auvray, the founder of Swiss technology company Jahia has co -authored with a colleague a set of narrative slides explaining their view of...

A briefing about how the ITEGA ecosystem could work

Blockchain is a metaphor for doing things in a decentralized and distributed manner as much as possible. The approach we have supported for the news industry is one in which there is a shared service for authenticating users, and vendors who run within that shared...

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https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/322052/one-in-five-internet-users-still-block-ads-all-the.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/facebook-not-ready-to-handle-fake-news

https://www.thewrap.com/facebooks-news-shows-set-to-debut-next-week-adds-bloomberg-and-buzzfeed-to-lineup/

EXCERPT: "The ballot initiative would have prevented businesses from denying service to consumers if they opt out of having their data tracked and stored. The law contains similar language, though it creates what Hertzberg calls the "Spotify exception," which allows companies to offer different services or rates to consumers based on the information they provide—for instance, a free product based on advertising. But, the bill states, the difference must be “reasonably related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data."

EXCERPT: "The data leak is noteworthy not only for its breadth, but also for the depth of information the records have on people. Every record reportedly has entries that include more than 400 variables on characteristics like whether the person smokes, what their religion is and whether they have dogs or cats. But Wired noted that in some instances, the information is inaccurate or outdated.

TWO LAWYERS AT THE FIRM OF BAKER HOSTLER -- Alan Friel and Niloufar Massachi -- HAVE PROVIDED A POINT-BY-POINT COMPARISION OF CALIFORNIA'S AB 375 AGAINST THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT INITIATIVE IT IS SEEKING TO SUPPLANT.

STORY BY THE INTERCEPT DOCUMENTS TECH LOBBY EFFORT -- INCLUDING FACEBOOK -- TO KEEP WATERING DOWN CALIFORNIA PRIVACY BILL. However, a Facebook spokesman provides The Intercept with a statement saying it supports AB 375.

NON-PROFIT CONSUMER GROUP LIKES PENDING PRIVACY BILL IN CALIFORNIA, WRITING THAT AB375 PROVIDES;
"The right of Californians to know what personal information is being collected about them.
The right of Californians to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom.
The right of Californians to say no to the sale of personal information.
The right of Californians to access their personal information.
The right of Californians to equal service and price, even if they exercise their privacy rights."
"The bill provides business can't deny service because you won't allow information to be sold. They could charge more, but any such charge cannot be: "unjust, unreasonable, coercive or usurious." Also, the difference in price or service must be "directly related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer's data."