Defining a Personal API


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The UK is just starting to enforce EU’s cookie consent law. Visit the FT for the first time in a while and you’ll see: In effect, this law requires consumers to define a Personal API. Consumers carry a trove of data: browsing data, ad click data, friend network data and social sharing data. Web businesses have realized the value of that data ($12B in 2011). This EU law encourages consumers to become aware of the value of this data and manage it.

Defining a Personal API


This post is by Tomasz Tunguz from Tomasz Tunguz


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




The UK is just starting to enforce EU’s cookie consent law. Visit the FT for the first time in a while and you’ll see:
In effect, this law requires consumers to define a Personal API. Consumers carry a trove of data: browsing data, ad click data, friend network data and social sharing data. Web businesses have realized the value of that data ($12B in 2011). This EU law encourages consumers to become aware of the value of this data and manage it. The notion of a Personal API isn’t new. In fact, we’ve all defined some parts of our personal API on Facebook. Facebook application install dialogue boxes prompt us to evaluate the cost-benefit of data sharing. Although results vary widely across applications, these kinds of prompts curtail user adoption to the chagrin of developers. After Facebook increased the granularity of permissions on these boxes last year, some
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