Helping you organise and protect your personal information

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Canadian Privacy Commissioner gets behind Privacy by Design

It is great to see that the Information Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, has recently published a paper that shows support for tools that help people take more control of their personal data.

This paper is a major endorsement for the emerging solutions that are embedding privacy by design into their personal and business services.

Rather than say any more, I encourage you to have a look at the commissioners' video and to then have a read of the report. You will see the passion and direction that is coming from one of the worlds leading professionals in this area. 

The paper has had contributions from several of the member companies of the Personal Data Ecosystem  of which PIM Ltd. is a member.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Two PDEC companies present new products to market

PDEC is the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium based on Silicon Valley.  The consortium consists of over 30 start ups focusing on the personal information space. ( ) has a beta in the market and announced today a connection with Dropbox and Evernote that will see their service used by many more users.  Here is a link to an article by Venturebeat

Azigo  ( ) has released it Beta Vendor relationship Management service that will help you manage your relationships with Vendors as opposed to you being managed by the vendors you deal with. Check out their website and try the beta for yourself.

Great to see some of the PDEC companies getting serious solutions into the market to help us manage our personal information in smart and secure ways.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Fine Print: Rethinking Personal Data

Some great work being done by the World Ecconomic forum on rethinking the use of personal data. 

Click on the following link to see the latest.

The Fine Print: Rethinking Personal Data

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Visualising tracking of Personal Information

If you ever wanted to look at how data is tracked on the Internet, have a look at the following TED talk video from Gary Kovacks, the CEO of Mozilla.  A picture (or a Video) tells a 1000 words! This sort of tool will help people understand what is happening with our personal information when we use the Internet. Scary!

Link to Gary Kovacks TED Talk

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What information does your family need if you die?

I have just added an interesting article to this blog by the Wall Street Journal that I think is well worth reading. 

It is clear from this article that having a Will is not all you need to have in place if you want to have all your affairs in order if you were to become seriously ill or pass away.

Who would have thought that there is about USD$39 Billion in unclaimed assets in unclaimed bank accounts and other assets in the USA alone. A significant portion of this will be because in an estate situation no one was aware of the bank accounts or assets.

The article talks about the need for information on proof of purchase, bank accounts, health information, insurance and investment details.

Here is the link to the article - Wall Street Journal - Designing your Death Dossier

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome to 2012

Our holiday is over and time to regularly update this blog again.  We have added a new section called Interesting Articles.  We will post things we come across in the Personal Information Management space that are relevant and interesting. Take a look at today's links and let us know what you think.  Also let us know if you have any other articles you think we should post here.