personal data

Personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), as used in information security and privacy laws, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.


For the fifth consecutive year '123456' and 'password' remain the most popular worst passwords of the year. Do we never learn?


The Chinese government is experimenting with a social credit system, which sounds terrifying. But if you look closer, Europe & the U.S. are showing similar trends.


The privacy policies of none of 14 large tech companies, such as Facebook, Google or Amazon, meet the new European privacy law yet.


Just before the event 'DECODE: Data commons & the city' in Amsterdam, Evgeny Morozov wrote an opinion article in the Dutch newspaper nrc. We give you a quote.


Stories about personal data - many of which may feature your own personal data - are hitting the headlines daily, from the Equifax data breach and hacking of T-Mobile, to the hundreds of pages of data stored by Tinder about each of its users.


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On Wednesday June 22nd, the first Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in Ukraine was organized by TechSoup Europe, Fundament and the Civil Network OPORA. Twenty speakers from various countries made their pleas, shared best practices and issued warnings about the role of technology in furthering democratic societies. On behalf of Clarity, Making Sense and Digital Social Innovation for Europe, I was invited to speak about recent developments in citizen empowerment, maker movements and the appropriation of technology for social good.


Put the settings of Facebook and WhatsApp together and you can easily conclude that this leads to an even greater insight and use of your personal data.