Robert Sprague – Sprague Electronics - Capacitors in 50’s to 80’s Peter J Sprague - Founders of Nat Semi in 1960’s Nolan Bushnell – Founder of Atari (Co Authored iTunes)Robert Thibadeau – Inventor of SED
2 billion smart phones and growingData analytics – unbridled spying and cynical manipulation?Privacy and intellectual property?Quality “Kite Mark” for best practice (Truste.com)Sony PSN – 77m accounts exposed - $millions lost + share price bombed.NHS – sold patient data to insurance industry.ICO – overtaken by EU…Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner said ahead of data protection day (which is on 28 January): "Data protection in the European Union is a fundamental right. Europe already has the highest level of data protection in the world. With the EU data protection reform which was proposed exactly two years ago – in January 2012 – Europe has the chance to make these rules a global gold standard. These rules will benefit citizens who want to be able to trust online services, and the small and medium sized businesses looking at a single market of more than 500 million consumers as an untapped opportunity. The European Parliament has led the way by voting overwhelmingly in favour of these rules. I wish to see full speed on data protection in 2014."
The mobile industry has a significant role to play to build trust in the digital economy and to ensure interoperability across Member States and across sectors in the EU Single Market. By helping everyone and everything to get connected securely and conveniently, mobile identity is increasing market digitisation with tremendous socio-economic impacts across different industry verticals ranging from m-health, m-banking, m-government, m-commerce and others.To ensure mobile’s role and the benefits of mobile are fully realised, will require consistent approaches across the emerging policies and regulatory frameworks. In the emerging mobile identity market, the protection of privacy and security is a key issue, and industry, governments and regulators need to work closely together to clarify their roles and responsibilities.