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The control shift

Posted on: Monday 23rd of April 2012

As a result of our discussions at our last Explorers’ Club event we have created a Infographic (see below) mapping the timeline of changes in the personal data landscape. To download simply right click on the image.

We’ve mapped out the events and predictions from now until 2017 looking through the lenses of: social and cultural changes; corporate commercial activity; entrepreneurial activity; technology; and legislation, regulation, policies, protocols and standards.

The timeline suggests that market savvy consumers will soon start taking control of their data (as Tim Berners Lee has recently urged); short-term winners will be entrepreneurs (see announcement that personal data connector Singly raises $7M); neither technology nor regulation are barriers – indeed they are enablers; and by mid 2013 some exciting developments may emerge as the market for personal data stores takes off and the first vendor relationship solutions emerge.

We hope this is a useful tool for everyone wanting to understand the changes that are taking place in the personal data landscape. We’d love you to share it widely.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this Infographic and to Joel Cooper who designed it.