Comments: The right to oblivion

The question really, though, is - whose data is it?

The data about a financial transaction belongs to at least 2 parties (the buyer and the seller) and maybe three (the bank facilitating the transaction via a credit card).

Before anyone can hope to proclaim data use policies it's very necessary to define who are the concerned parties.

Posted by David Kearns at March 12, 2011 08:33 AM

You are right that there are questions about ownership depending on the data.

However, it may not matter. What matters is that ad companies and "partners" don't have a right to the data and aren't "concerned parties" to the dataI create by using a service. And user's do have a right to the data, at least to have a copy, say when they want it deleted (within parameters), correct the data, and use it in their personal data stores.


Posted by Mary Hodder at March 12, 2011 08:43 AM