Phil Wolff is strategy director of PDEC, the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, a Small Data NGO. Wolff is a director of the DataPortability Project and co-author of the project's model Portability Policy. He's had management, technology, and marketing roles at Adecco SA, LSI Logic, Bechtel National, Wang Laboratories, Compaq Computer, the City of Long Beach, the State of California, and the U.S. Navy Supply Systems Command. On LinkedIn, ORCID 0000-0002-7815-4750, Quora top 250 of 2012. He holds the PDQ Bach Inauthentic Identity Fellowship at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. Phil lives in Adams Point, Oakland, California.

About Phil Wolff

Phil Wolff is strategy director of PDEC, the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, a Small Data NGO. Wolff is a director of the DataPortability Project and co-author of the project's model Portability Policy. He's had management, technology, and marketing roles at Adecco SA, LSI Logic, Bechtel National, Wang Laboratories, Compaq Computer, the City of Long Beach, the State of California, and the U.S. Navy Supply Systems Command. On LinkedIn, ORCID 0000-0002-7815-4750, Quora top 250 of 2012. He holds the PDQ Bach Inauthentic Identity Fellowship at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. Phil lives in Adams Point, Oakland, California.

Harvard Law Review: Four principles for surveillance law

Neil Richards offers four principles for surveillance law: surveillance is not just for governments, secret surveillance and total surveillance are illegitimate, and surveillance is harmful. I add that surveillance is becoming something everyone and everything does, and that privacy is becoming about personal data as property.

There’s a new pain

Public expectations of privacy are expanding to include new powers and wider scope faster than governments, companies, and laws can keep up.

Sequester hits NIST, spares active NSTIC pilots

A few weeks ago, John Fontana at Identity Matters reported NIST’s sequestration budget cuts will affect the NSTIC program management office but spare awarded NSTIC pilots. The Commerce Department official said, “The reductions required by sequestration will adversely affect all NIST cybersecurity related efforts through cutbacks on travel, contracts, grants, and other operational expenses. NIST currently does not anticipate eliminating […]

VRM Day the Monday before IIW

6 May 2013 is VRM Day in Silicon Valley, California, the day before IIW.