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Respect Network June Launch in London

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Respect Network™ announced the launch of the world’s first global private cloud network starting on June 23 in London followed by events in San Francisco, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Berlin. respect-network-launch-schedule-announcement-2014-05-06 PAOGA, a Founding Partner of this important global initiative, will participate as a CSP (Cloud Service Provider) and present PAOGA Personal Clouds for Businesses and Individuals […]

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For 75% of consumers Personal Data privacy is a top issue.

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Recent research by The Boston Consulting Group highlights the concern of consumers regarding privacy of their personal data and the opportunities for business who embrace this controlled sharing of personal information rather than fight it. I recommend you look at  Unleashing the value of consumer data and The Trust Advantage. The PAOGA Personal Cloud will enable personal […]

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Privacy by Design

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Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian announced the Big Privacy paper in her keynote to start the Privacy by Design User Forum in Toronto this morning. Click on the image to view.   PAOGA are delighted to be an Ambassador for PbD and a Founding Partner of the Respect Network. Privacy & Trust online is a global issue […]

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Password & PIN is NOT enough

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A recent post, Why encryption is important to data security, by Simon Rice, ICO Group Manager, explains the dangers that many Data Controllers, who collect Personal Information about their customers, still seem to be unaware of, albeit that they have a legal obligation to protect this data. He also emphasises that individuals have various tools and services […]

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Google claims not paying UK tax helps fundamental human rights

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Fascinating response  from Eric and Sergei to the ‘Persecution of Google’  in a ‘leaked’ letter to EU privacy authorities. I repeat some interesting quotes from the letter: “If you think Google’s privacy policy has any bearing on privacy you’re barking up the wrong tree” “Google lives in the real world – not in the world of […]

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The Personal Cloud Network joining Personal Data Stores

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If there is anyone in business who still needs to be convinced that there is a significant shift in the control and management of Personal Information from insecure organisational data silos to Personal Data Stores managed and controlled by the individual then have a look at Respect Network and the fast growing community of companies […]

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Know thyself – The Economist

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Original article in The Economist which you can read here. One of the concerns that individuals and organisations raise is included in the article. There is a risk that if data lockers prove as useful as the start-ups claim, it could encourage bigger cloud-storage firms such as Google and Dropbox to barge in and grab […]

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Psst! Wanna buy a second hand digital copier?

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I have always known that ‘paper’ is an expensive and time consuming way of collecting, sharing, storing and retrieving information. I recall us all going out to buy document shredders to protect us from Ne’er do wells rooting through our dustbins (sorry – trash cans) to get hold of our personal information until weak or unprotected […]

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Data, data everywhere, but . . .

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The following is written by the CEO of Personal.com (as the American spelling will attest). It is the Foreword to an important White Paper Privacy by Design and the Emerging Personal Data Ecosystem  from Dr Ann Cavoukian, Information & Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada which I strongly recommend reading. Yes, Personal.com can be seen as a competitor […]

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