Resigning my Post as Chairman at PDEC

Effective immediately I’m resigning from the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium’s board after nearly 14 months as Chairman. As many of you might have seen, we accomplished a lot in the last twelve months, written up in our Part I, II and III end of year summary newsletters (at our blog here, here and here). In […]

Who Stewards the Personal Data Question? Org Chart

Note: This post was originally published at Below is a diagram showing the non-profit organizations (note: no for-profits, conferences or governmental orgs were included) that are stewarding pieces of the Personal Data Ecosystem. I wanted to show how the orgs are relating to the problem of how to remake our digital lives, through more […]

Personal Goes Live

Personal launched a couple of days ago, and the coverage has been terrific. As a Startup Circle member, PDEC wanted to share the news. Personal’s own post about their launch. Techcrunch’s post by Leena Rao Mashable The Economist’s blog Identity Woman’s post on Personal (NOTE: in full disclosure, Identity Woman is Kaliya Hamlin, PDEC’s Executive […]

Should an Actress be Suing IMDB Because She Doesn’t Want Her Age Posted?

(This post is cross-posted at, my personal blog on disruptive technologies.) Brad McCarty of The Next Web thinks the IMDb: Age-publishing lawsuit is “a frivolous abuse” and should be dropped. Reading his piece, I can see that on first glance, it sounds silly. An actress anonymously sues the Amazon-owned IMDB folks because they won’t […]