Mydex & Society
Research by Mydex into individuals’ attitudes towards organisations use of personal data reveals high degrees of learned helplessness. Cynicism, apathy, and mistrust prevail, along with sometimes shocking levels of ignorance. This is not a good foundation for the development of healthy, fair or democratic society. It is a cause of division and inequality. It is a source of frustration and conflict. It blocks progress. Personal Data Stores provide means by which urgent and pressing social dimensions of information policy can be tackled.

Personal control over personal data can

At a more fundamental level, Personal Data Stores are placing a new, peculiarly modern battle for human rights on the social agenda: the battle for digital human rights.

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