Consumer Data & Privacy - Industry Framework

The 1st Privacy 2.0 International Summit that Telco 2.0 is running in collaboration with MIT and Nokia Siemens Networks in Boston next week is looking like being highly productive. It's a gathering of 60 experts from North America and Europe with the objective of defining a strategic framework for the potential role of the telecoms industry as custodians of consumer data (described in more detail here).

We're delighted to have the key people from Strategy, Public Policy, IT and Marketing functions representing the following organisations participating in the brainstorm: AT&T, Amex, Bank of America, CenturyLink, Comcast, DARPA, Federal Trade Commission, IBM, Microsoft, NokiaSiemensNetworks, Orange Group, Rogers, Sprint, Telefonica, Telenor, Telus, Verizon Business, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, WPP. They'll be joined by some specialist innovators in this space, state Information Commissioners and the leading academics from MIT Media Lab, Harvard Berkman Center, and St.Galen and Goethe Universities.

Phil Laidler, Telco 2.0's Director of Consulting, is currently preparing stimulus material for the event, building on output from the last Telco 2.0 Exec Brainstorms. Below he covers some of the key issues on a video panel with TelecomTV broadcast last week called 'Customer Data - who owns the clickstream?':