The 28th of January is International Data Privacy Day, held every year, an international effort highlighting “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” PDEC celebrates Data Privacy Day in honor of our members. Data Protection Day was inaugurated in 2006 by the Council of Europe to highlight the groundbreaking work that the EU had completed to […]
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PDEC Opposes Government “Backdoor” Access to Encrypted Data The Personal Data Ecosystem that PDEC promotes gives people the rights and capabilities to control, access, manage and secure value from data about them and their lives regardless of how such data is derived. PDEC members include businesses that provide citizens with means to control how […]
PDEC member Stan Smith offers this guest blog post on patents and Personal Data. Stan holds a number of patents, and feels this is a genuine method of doing the right thing. From time to time we’ve noticed that patent-holders raise hackles among those who champion open source, and feel there is a major difference […]
One of the joys of working with the PDEC membership is getting to know the people and their companies. It is safe to say that passion is a common trait. We experience this during the monthly PDEC conference calls, as well as in other communications (meetups, calls, workshops and conferences). As a result of conversations […]