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.

 

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How can individuals regain control of their personal data? And how can we align the digital world with public values that we foster in our society?

 

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Our Data, Our Future: Radical Tech for a Democratic Digital Society

 

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During the next quarterly PI.lab event, Waag's Job Spiering discusses the learnings from the projects DECODE & Digitale Identiteitslab.

 

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There are browsers that handle your privacy better than regular browsers such as those from Google or Microsoft. We mention five.

 

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2-08-2019

My Data 2019

Sander van der Waal of Waag's Future Internet Lab will host a session at My Data 2019 in Helsinki, Finland on 26 September.

 

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Larisa Blazic is a London-based artist, feminist hacker and educator. She is currently artist in residence at the DECODE project.

 

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Two pilots are being developed and tested in the Netherlands that make use of 'attribute-based credentials'. What are these?

 

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In recent months, the municipality of Amsterdam has experimented with new forms of digital identity and the sharing of personal data.

 

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This workshop by artist Larisa Blazic explores the concepts of unions and strikes in relation to the data use and abuse of users online.

 

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

 

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Principles and values in technology are important. But how do you concretise these into the technology your developing. This is the question of this MeetUp.

 

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29-10-2018

Visibly smarter

Can you touch data? Together with primary school students HvA and Waag are looking for a tangible representation of big data.

 

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Ivonne Jansen-Dings (Head of programme at Waag) will travel to Helsinki on 28 and 29 August to speak at two occasions at MyData 2018.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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How do you design trust in a digital identity? How can you perfectly combine user friendliness, privacy, security and control on your own data?

 

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For one night Waag was turned into a privacy casino. Hannah reports on the Black Box Bellagio.

 

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During this evening, you will learn how to deal with the phenomenon of fake news.

 

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The Black Box Bellagio, an unusual casino that won't take your money, but is after your freedom, integrity and private data instead.

 

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The referendum on the new Dutch ‘dragnet’ law takes place on March 21. What exactly is this law? In this edition of DO worry, be happy we talk to experts to understand this new law.

 

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Big, Open & Beautiful is a series of interesting talks put together by Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger about open data, big data, and data visualization. During the next edition, we'll look at the potential pitfalls of saving and sharing data related to our most intimate domain: our bodies.

 

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App developers and designers of data visualisations play a crucial role in making data widely available and also help to tell the stories behind the data. How do they work? How do they arrange their datasets? Which decisions are central to the process? How do they avoid suggestive interpretations and untruths?

 

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How can we ensure that it’s us, the citizens, and not big tech-companies, who decide how our data is collected, stored and used? DECODE provides tools that put individuals in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the public good.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Project

31-07-2017

Gene coop

DNA is the most personal data available. Where is your DNA stored? And with whom do you want to share it? We believe citizens should remain owners of their genetic data.

 

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Are you looking for the right tools and expertise for your plan to decentralise data management? Register now for the DECODE challenge, and you could win 500 hours of software development and support to take your idea further. Tell us your idea, the problems you face, and how we can help.

 

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13-02-2017

DECODE

DECODE develops practical alternatives through the creation, evaluation and demonstration of a distributed and open architecture for managing online identity, personal and other data, and collective governance in a citizen-friendly and privacy-aware fashion.

 

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The first Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in Ukraine was organized by TechSoup Europe, Fundament and the Civil Network OPORA.

 

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How to create an online accommodation sharing community, of which the members trust each other, without massively exposing their private data?

 

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Marleen Stikker will participate in a panel discussion during the congress 'E-Identity | The future of digital identity' on 28 January 2016, organized by Euroforum.

 

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The eID Scheme wants to make life easier for public organisations in terms of safe and user-friendly access to digital services. During this event we will discuss and explore the pros and contras of this digital system.

 

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Een nieuwe interactieve censuurkaart van IVPN geeft een overzicht van de wereldwijde situatie. Door op een land te klikken krijg je snel inzicht waar de vrije meningsuiting online in het geding is en waar critici de mond wordt gesnoerd.

 

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In my quest to find out what the government knows about its citizens, I found a large number of organisations and databases that I did not know that they existed. Mapping those databases is a time consuming task, that will keep me busy for some time. But certainly the government does not host al data itself. Many of our personal data collected by companies and the digital trail that we leave on the Internet is also of interest.

 

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The Dutch Public transport chip card that turns into a bank card or mobile phone that allows you to pay afterwards (and collects all your travel data along the way), or the data of UK patients being uploaded to the servers of Google. Not a single day passes or there are topics in the field of technology that touch our privacy.

 

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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.

 

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We are conducting a personal data research, to find out what is known at governmental instutions that collect personal data.

 

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With our computers and mobile devices we are generating a huge amount of data, even by just being connected to mobile networks and the internet. Governments and companies are very interested in our data and approriate our data without our explicit consent. One way to raise awareness of the possible technical solutions to protect yourself online is organizing a so-called CryptoParty.

 

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8-03-2012

iYou

iYou was a concept for a personal, mobile data guide, which reflects directly on the media use of a mobile phone user.

 

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Every citizen of Amsterdam carries an invisible map of the city in his head. The way he or she moves through the city is determined by this mental map. Amsterdam RealTime in 2002 visualized those maps.