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The Impact of Biometric Boarding on Airline Liability

We published a new paper through OIX this week, titled Biometric Boarding using Identity as a Service: The potential impact on liability in the aviation industry. As the name suggests, we’re taken a deep dive into the thorny issues of identity and liability, together with the project partners British Airways and International Airlines Group (IAG), the [...]

Safe by Default

When people talk about personal data, many quickly get ensnared by endless debates about consent: what it means, whether people really understand what they are consenting to, how best to give and get informed consent, and so on. Consent is meant to empower individuals. To put them in control of their data. But it has become [...]

Design principles for a new data infrastructure

So far in this series, we have explained 1) that the biggest, most important issue about personal data is the one least talked about: the structural flaw at the heart of our system whereby individuals cannot gather, store or use their data for their own purposes, and 2) that to address this structural flaw we need [...]

The need for a new personal data infrastructure

In our last blog we argued that the core issue with personal data today is not a matter of ‘policy’ (the policies and practices organisations adopt when they collect and use personal data) but a structural issue which requires a structural solution. Under today’s status quo, the only entities collecting and using personal data are large organisations. This is highly [...]