The EU v Palo Alto: An EU perspective on privacy

Kathleen Garnett Related links: Little Brother, Big Brother, Brother on Brother Dave Eggers’ much hyped novel, The Circle, from a literary point of view is a flop. Set in an imaginary tech-campus modelled on Googleplex in California the characters have about as much charisma and fluidity as two-dimensional card-board cut-outs. The message is at times over-flagged …

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Issue 1: “Little Brother” and the commercialisation of data

Data has been described by some analysts as the new oil, capable of offering investors a lucrative, profitable return on their investment. Is this true? Can data really be worth as much as crude? Traditional advertising has always been a profitable exercise but when has it ever been compared to black gold? Never. Targeted advertising …

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