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We created history last weekend (Feb 8/9 2014) 

A community interested in developing personal data control came together, hacked all weekend long and initiated project hacks, so that we evolve the freedom to control our own data.  the ability to control our own data is effectively a way to save the free internet and the freedom to have privacy in the future. This event has really started something, the scale and size of this first event was remarkable.   Mary Hodder, and I (Mark Lizar) got involved exactly 30 days before the event and if it wasn't for the huge out-pouring of support  could never of happened. Thank you so much everyone who is involved! With a special thanks to Judi Clark for rejoining the CISWG and helping make the San Francisco event a massive success.

Originally, those of us in the Open Notice Initiative working on this in the Kantara CISWG were going to write a report and specification in order to present this to Open Notice as a path for research, support and development.  After working on this for a few months it became clear that this approach would not be successful.  It was at this point that Phil Weiss got in touch and asked if we would like to participate in the Data Privacy Legal Hackathon which led to the organisation of San Francisco and London Events. 

We had some great visitors, one of which was a cameo of Kantara's very own Eve Maler talking about consent. (video link here)

Here is a video of the Open Notice Initiative and the Hackathon and an intro of the Consent work we have accomplished over the weekend.  

The Three Winning projects 

  1. London - Consent Receipt Request ProcessPresented by Reuben Binns & Valentino Spataro
  2. New York - Ghost DropPresented by Max Giraldo
  3. San Francisco - Privacy Visualisation - Presented by Nick Doty 


A full list of projects presented can be found on 




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