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Analysis: Public Institutions Clean Their Websites For Tracking Cookies
News: The Fourth Industrial Revolution at World Economic Forum
News: Microsoft vs US Can Sink Safe Harbour
Report: Guarding and Growing Personal Data Value
Events: MyData in Helsinki - Bring Your Own Data
DataEthics Event on Privacy By Design in Copenhagen


Public Institutions Clean Their Websites For Tracking Cookies

By Pernille Tranberg

Analysis. Some public websites are starting to clean out the use of so-called third-party cookies - those who share personal information with others. Websites with advertising are more dependent on tracking cookies - also called small spies. Yet, many public websites, including municipalities, media and schools, still engage with third party cookies. They could take look at a privately-owned commercial toy giant in Denmark.

Illustration: Jeff Pastorek

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News: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. But it could also yield greater inequality, particularly in its potential to disrupt labor markets. This is the theme of the World Economic FOrum 2016 (#wef) in Davos 20th-22nd January.
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News: Microsoft vs US Can Sink Safe Harbor

The US government is suing Microsoft, because Microsoft won't give the government access to some emails stores on Microsoft's Irish servers. The US government won the first round, but within months the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York will decide whether the government can force Microsoft to hand over the emails as part of a drug-trafficking investigation.The case is very principal, as it might result in more balkanisation of the Internet.
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Report: Guarding and Growing Personal Data Value

Businesses collect massive volumes of data from individuals, using it to personalize customer offerings, innovate products and diversify into new markets. But increasingly customers are concerned about who is doing what with their data. Governments are rewriting the rules to protect privacy. And watchdogs are stepping up their scrutiny of data practices. How can organizations preserve and even increase the potential of personal data? Accenture has a new report out covering this.
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Event: Bring Your Own Data

Open Knowledge Finland, Aalto University and FING are teaming up to host MyData 2016, an international event bringing together up to 1000 participants from businesses, research community, civil society, government and local communities to Helsinki from August 31st - Sept 2.
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Understand the Market for Privacy

- event (in Danish) in Copenhagen March 16th 2016 - read more

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