Digital Commoners Blog

Data Trusts: Why, What and How

Anouk Ruhaak | November 20, 2019

In this article I put forward the concept of data trusts as a way to claw back some control over the digital utilities that we rely on for our everyday lives.


Data Portability, Federation And Portable Consent

Josh McKenty, Anouk Ruhaak | July 03, 2019

In order to have real choice online, we need portable data and consent. We need separate platforms, protocols and licenses, such that each represents a check or balance on the others.


Could consent champions help us navigate privacy concerns?

Anouk Ruhaak, Josh McKenty | June 24, 2019

Online consent is severely broken and the wreckage extends beyond the impossible-to-navigate consent windows. Could consent champions help fix it?


Why Your Privacy Is About All Of Us

Anouk Ruhaak | February 18, 2019

Most of the data we share is not just about us, it’s often about other people and things as well. Rather than fixating on individual privacy, we should view privacy as a public good and govern it accordingly.