“Data” and “privacy” are among the most frequently used buzzwords nowadays. Contact tracking, surveillance, and data usage have been subjects of many debates among policymakers, economists, and consumer rights advocates.
One of the most prominent debates revolves around answering a key question: who should own personal data and data that is generated by cell phones and smart devices? The vast majority of us would agree that individuals should be the owners of the data they generate.
This may come as a surprise to you, but individual data ownership rights, which would give individuals the right to own and control their…
On May 6, 2021, Prifina and partners organized a live webinar “So Much Data — Where Are Our Intelligent Apps?”
Prifina’s CEO Markus Lampinen was hosting a live webinar “So Much Data — Where Are Our Intelligent Apps?”. Three rockstar panelists, each of whom is working projects that are closely related to possible uses of personal data took part in this virtual discussion:
We are privileged to have such a distinguished group of panelists:
The event will be streamed live. You can registere here.
Our partners in organizing this event include Finnish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-Lithuanian Trade Association, and Vilnius University Law Faculty.
Looking forward to meeting you there!
Prifina allows you, as an individual, to bring your data from different devices and services into one place under your control. …
Prifina is thrilled to welcome Dr. Peter Cotton as our special guest in the fifth episode of the “Liberty. Equality. Data.” podcast.
Peter currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Intech Investment Management LLC. After obtaining his Ph. D. degree in Mathematics from Stanford, he held leadership roles at major U.S. financial institutions. Peter has led data science projects at Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase, and several major hedge funds, where he built solutions solving complex data problems. He has extensive experience with crowdsourcing models and helped build one of the first in the world…
Prifina is delighted to introduce Zoe Vilain as our special guest for the fourth episode of the “Liberty. Equality. Data.” podcast.
Zoe is an industry expert who plays a big role in shaping approaches to personal data and consumer privacy in the post-GDPR and CCPA era. She is currently working as a legal counsel on all matters related to personal data. Previously, she served as Chief Privacy and Strategy Officer for a VC-backed, consumer privacy startup Jumbo. Zoe was also ranked in Business Insider’s 2020 “top 100 people to follow in consumer tech” for her work in privacy.
On March 18, 2021, two of Prifina’s Co-founders, Kimmo Kiviluoto and Paul Jurcys, organized a seminar “Data Transfers after Schrems II: A New Iron Curtain for Data?”. Two other legal experts participated in this event: Dr. Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci and Dr. Magdalega Goralczyk. This seminar was co-hosted with Vilnius University Law Faculty (Lithuania).
Here are some key take-aways:
In this episode, we talk to Dr. James Guszca, the Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte USA and a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. Jim is a renowned expert in behavioral economics and data science with more than twenty years of experience in data, machine learning, and ethical aspects of AI. During his career, he built some of the first algorithms for the largest insurance companies, held several professorship positions, and published prolific studies on the intersection of human behavior, data, and AI.
In this podcast, we focus on the confluence of behavioral insights, machine…
In this episode, we talk to Steven S. Charlap, MD. Steven is a trained surgeon and the CEO of Soap Health, which is building a conversational, AI-powered patient and physician facing interface. Previously, Steven was the CEO of HealthDrive Corporation, the largest U.S. provider of medical and dental services to extended care facilities.
In this podcast, we focus on health data, new data generated by wearables, direct-to-consumer genome testing, and how each can generate value on different levels (personal insights, utility for physicians, health-driven incentives, and behavior adjustments). …
The adoption of privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, and the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA)” has been an important catalyst in creating new opportunities for the use of personal data. These regulations enshrine different personal data rights that individuals can exercise vis-a-vis brands and businesses that collect personal data.
For example, individuals can now ask service providers to offer an explanation regarding what data they collect and a copy of all personal data they have collected. Such data must be provided in a readable and easy to understand format. Individuals can also ask a service provider to rectify certain…
On October 12, 2020, the Department of Justice released a third set of proposed modifications to regulations outlined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which originally went into effect on August 14, 2020.
The Department of Justice proposed a number of modifications in three main areas:
(a) how notices about the consumer’s right to opt out from sales of data should be given when businesses interact in brick-and-mortar situations or when consumers are approached by a phone call;
(b) how businesses should process requests to opt-out;
© some improvements to consumer-to-business interaction via authorized agents.
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