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"Hi Gaëtan, I agree with you and specially with your last sentence that reminds me a Guy Ritchie movie^^. I think that people should have a way to find back their data and even destroy their numeric identity. After all, it is their own. A simple case would just be to be able erase the numeric id of a dead person asked from family, but first you have to be able to find the datas. Basically people have very often more than one email adress, have subsribed to many website and it becomes really difficult to have a memory of everything you do on Internet. Currently each people is in charge of it is own memory on Internet but there no frontier in it and laws about privacy and protection are not the same everywhere.
One idea could be to create a platform that could whatchover your datas on Internet. People interested would let this platform being your unique access point to your numeric identity. So you would centralize your accounts on this platform that would create and publish your identity on Internet.
Therefore it would let you know about what is done with your numeric profil and offer you services like tatoo your pictures, videos and datas with one unique certificate or key. So you would track them if you need to remove their access or just follow them. Maybe one day we will get id card including a numeric certificate that would be used to represent us and have legal rights on the Web.
Sylvain Bié


"Hi Emily, thanks for your intervention. I agree that most of people and specially young one may not realize what impact that a publication of an opinion or a media file could have later on you in your "real life". Nowadays with the arriving of cloud services, people does not feel that they control their own datas.
The "cloud" itself is not well a known process and may be misunderstood by people who are just consummers not concerned by I.T. People may regret their actions at a time and should have the right to be forgotten. When you publish a picture on a social network, it is very often archived on their servers and it is very hard to remove it. One alternative process would be for people to have their own private cloud or numeric space that would play the role of their "numeric brain memory". So for using social networks, those last would ask you to grant access to the picture you want to publish for the time you decided. Moreover it would give a sense for people to use "cloud" and have the feeling to control their move on Internet. Regards
Sylvain Bié


"Reasonable internet users get a reasonable deal: they give away their data in return for free services. If you’re not paying for something online, you’re the product. Or rather, your data is."


"As also a professional of privacy, I first want to say that there is some laws in some countries which are guarant of it ! So, to begin by the first step, we have to fight to make them respected ! Complain, class action or incomes for everybody coming from all the companies in the world who use our personal data as business model all over the world, are different ways to manage it...
Digital economy is powerful and it is an incomes creative process but it has to be ethical, fairtrade and to give back what it takes from every person to grow with people and not against them. We have to know if we want digital as a new economic system (which is already is) or just as tools in the old one (which is already dead) and to think how to take our personal place into the data system more as human (more citizen than consumer).
Laure ISabelle


"Longtemps, les problématiques d’e-réputation, données personnelles numériques et droit à l’oubli sont restées des notions confuses dans l’esprit du grand public. Cà et là, des législateurs et des instances de régulation comme la CNIL en France ont certes tenté d’encadrer et d’éclairer ce sujet virtuel, complexe mais aux impacts très concrets et parfois désastreux sur la vie des individus. Face à cette question cruciale, les géants du Web comme Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon soufflent le chaud et le froid, jurant qu’ils sont les premiers à protéger les données personnelles de leurs utilisateurs sans toujours passer à l’acte de façon totalement explicite..."
Olivier Cimelière

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"Google entame une tournée européenne de réunions sur le droit à l'oubli Google, le retrait de liens demandé par les internautes prescrit par la Cour européenne de justice. Le moteur de recherche, submergé par quelque 1 000 demandes de retrait par jour en Europe, indique vouloir trouver par ces discussions un équilibre «entre le droit des personnes à l'oubli et le droit à l'information du public», selon une présentation sur un site internet spécialement conçu. La tournée de consultation de Google passera par Madrid le 9 septembre, Rome le 10, Paris le 25, Varsovie le 30, Berlin le 14 octobre et Londres le 16. La Cnil a refusé d'y participer, qualifiant cette tournée de «communication»."
Julie Hary

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