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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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