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Defining a privacy respectful business model for digital engagement

Fostering Trust

Only a conscious commitment to empower customers can halt the current downward spiral of trust in digital engagement.

Backed by a commitment to build a product or service development culture that respects privacy built on security.

Advocating Privacy

Digital privacy is needed for a free digital society

Privacy will not become ubiquitous until it becomes a commercial asset

The first freedom should be from location tracking. No other data gives such deep insight to who you are

Innovating Co-location

Unlocking location value for citizens & places, whilst sustaining location privacy, is achieved through the insight that it’s the co-location of people that is important, not their location

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Smart Cities

The strategic challenge is to maximise the revenue opportunity for the local economy 

Fostering digital engagement in places keeps the data value local and maximises return on investment to the city.

Call us about our 5G localised digital economy project

Our Blog

Redefining Trust in Digital Engagement
Krowdthink has spent a long time researching and thinking about how to build a business that is fundamentally trustworthy when delivering a digital service. This blogsumm... (read more)
A Philosophical View of Digital Society
We often get asked by investors, why don’t you take the easy option, you have a solid idea for localised digital engagement, just get the data, sell it and make us ... (read more)
Privacy Settings are a Privacy Failure
The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) being written into statute this month explicitly calls for those storing or operating on personal data to follow the 7 pr... (read more)
Wi-Fi Location Privacy as a Commercial Asset
The Big Data mentality that pervades almost all Internet deployment technologies, services and apps, tends to think of location data as the diamond in the Big Data treasu... (read more)
Privacy as a Commercial Asset
Lets start by making a fundamental statement of belief – The current state of the Internet with regards to the commercialisation of our data and every online intera... (read more)
Facebook, Social Networks and the Need for RIPA Authorisatio...
Originally posted on Blog Now:
Increasi... (read more)
The Connection between Trust and Privacy in Social Networkin...
At Krowdthink we have spent a long time trying to determine the answer to this question. The answer is that no-one should really trust any online service completely becau... (read more)
The Dirty Little Secret of Event Apps
No one uses them. Ok not quite true. But no-one has cracked the code of regularly getting more than 50% of event attendees to download and populate their apps for use ove... (read more)
Why pseudonymity is important for the Krowd
When we are in a crowd, most people around us are strangers, in effect they are anonymous to us in terms of their name and who they are. Yet we already know things about ... (read more)
Delete should mean Delete!
The reasonably tech savvy amongst us have learnt that on our PC delete does not mean delete, it means the file is in the trash and is not deleted until the trash is empti... (read more)

Our Tweets

Excellent summary of IP address use under EU Data protection law dynamic IP addresses are generally personal data
Looks like shift gone to mass surveillence and citizen security, away from commercial exploitation which to me is t…
RT @dsearls: Actually Overheard: "We need to care about the fucking customer, not fucking the customer." #CRM #VRM #CX #CE
@citrix follows Google model of one #privacy policy for all services, allowing them to share info from one service to another, #consent?
the advanced edge of the #surveillance society what kind of digital society do we create when nothing is #private?
@StephaneMallard thx for the follow...just wait until we publicize the full extent of our vision for a better Internet
The shift in push to pull marketing and how users are taking control
@krowdthink good to see USA finally taking #privacy seriously at Federal level
SWCSC is planning an event to assist business to stay safe online & avoid lost business days. If you run a SW biz group and can help plse DM
RT @AlanSee: "You're old, and you get paid too much." ... Yeah, just wait until you see "The Cost of Inexperience"
Rofl Anyone in embedded systems dev has known this for years. Its the customers unwillingness to pay thats the issue
Transparency is soooo important
Easy to do if you dont pay for quality journalists anymore....question is. Is readership growing?
#WiFi home routers not set up correctly why don't ISP's force customers to setup correctly on installation?
We endorse #smartcities European Manifesto on #citizenengagement @camperbird @TPWestrope…
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