AI Needs Data Permission & Provenance

Machine Learning, now popularly called AI, offers great promise for a wide variety of applications, however it also has a number of serious problems, many of them less severe than the total extinction of humanity. Frequent factual errors, which have been called “hallucinations”, might be more accurately described as “confabulations”.

Thursday, June 15, 2023
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Reflections on MyData Global 2023 Conference

We have just finished a fantastic Mydata 2023 conference, all in all a great event.

Friday, June 2, 2023
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How JLINC Enables Governed Data Spaces

Data spaces are an emerging hot topic, this post illustrates the good fit between the design and running of data spaces, and the JLINC protocol.

Sunday, May 28, 2023
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The JLINC Protocol - Business Perspective

In this post we drill into the business and commercial use cases and implications of JLINC and the recent patent.

Thursday, February 23, 2023
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JLINC Overview for Developers

JLINC is a protocol for sharing data protected by an agreement on the terms under which the data is being shared.

Friday, February 24, 2023
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JLINC Patent Enables 2-Way Permissioned Internet Data Exchange

The US PTO issued Internet Data Usage Control Systems on January 17, 2023. The patent grants broad coverage for JLINC, which provides a new mechanism to control how data may be used after it is exchanged.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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Co-managing My Data

This paper sets out a vision for what could become a sustainable set of processes around the sourcing, management, and use of personal data. Our context for doing so is that the current model for personal data management on The Internet is badly broken and has architectural limitations that are largely un-resolvable...

Monday, November 15, 2021
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A Modest Proposal

Open standard Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) might enable a completely new method of secure authentication.

Saturday, August 22, 2020
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JLINC and the Internet

JLINC Technical Philosophy provides a concise background rooted in the lineage of ideas that led up to the JLINC protocol, and explains how it achieves a new paradigm for data exchange on the internet.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Attention Advertisers: the medium is the message

Marketers – imagine if you were offering people something they actually felt was fun, instead of annoying and creepy – how much more effective could that be?

Monday, July 29, 2019
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Is GDPR Failing To Deliver Data Portability?

Six months in, and it is difficult to separate GDPR theory from GDPR reality. So I decided to find out for myself. As a self-confessed data geek, I have long had an interest in the concept of ‘data portability’.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Me-commerce — from push to pull

In the near future, we will see the biggest change to marketing in the past century — the data source used to drive direct marketing will be the individual (buyer) and data-sets under their control.

Friday, September 21, 2018
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The idea that will save the data business

In short, JLINC updates the pre-Internet, static “notice and consent” paradigm, with a dynamic, state-of-the-art protocol. At the end of the day, JLINC’s permissioned data protocol harnesses the energy of engaged users to drive new markets.

Monday, July 23, 2018
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GDPR is helping drive the development of a new marketing channel

Many attempts to ‘look on the bright side’ of GDPR are, to say the least, tenuous. But, one really tangible benefit is starting to emerge – the birth of a completely new channel for marketers.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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JLINC offers all sides a working technical solution for AB-375 –– now.

California just passed GDPR-lite. AB-375 will go into effect in January of 2020. JLINC founder Jim Fournier weighs in. How will businesses comply with this?

Friday, June 29, 2018
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Should online privacy really mean confidentiality?

JLINC can deliver confidentiality, not just privacy, for individuals.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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JLINC takes GDPR from spam-acea to panacea

Just weeks ago, the letters G-D-P-R seemed to spell ‘d-o-o-m’ for any company selling consumer data out the back door.

Monday, June 11, 2018
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My Data, Your Data, Our Data, Their Data, Everybody’s Data

Firstly, data volumes and complexity have clearly gone through the roof over the period, and that shows no sign of slowing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Alice and Bob’s Relationship is broken

Alice and Bob are the primary characters in a cast of characters first used in cryptographic circles as placeholder names to represent different parties in a transaction. The story goes like this...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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If I wanted to get there, I would not start from here

I’m spending a lot of time right now down in the weeds of a large GDPR project; it’s hard going.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Blockchain 2.0: controlling your data across the internet

The JLINC Protocol is the interoperable solution for transparent crypto-contracts – cryptographically signed 'data exchange contracts'.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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