How ‘Private Sharing’ Breaks the See-Saw or Do More With Data, Not Less or Thank You GDPR

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How ‘Private Sharing’ Breaks the See-Saw or Do More With Data, Not Less or Thank You GDPR

Wednesday 3E

Convener: Julian & Tarik

Notes-taker(s): Tarik


Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:


Typically, privacy and sharing are seen as diametrically opposite and in a fixed relationship where more of one means less of the other - kind of like a see-saw. 

We explored the concept of "Private Sharing" where permission to access data is granted to an application that processes that data on-device or next to the data and doesn't need to send it off somewhere else for processing. Once the data is processed only the results are sent off and the data is discarded.

This concept of private sharing would entice users to share more data (as it is just processed to produce a result) and preserve privacy, thus breaking the locked-in "see-saw" relationship between the two.

In addition, we looked at Consent Access as implemented by digi.me and some sample apps that request data locally, process it on-device, produce a result that is sent off and then discard the data. We think more companies should adopt private sharing.


For more info, or to continue the chat, reach out to julian@digi.me and/or tarik@digi.me.