Robin Wilton is Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy at the Internet Society. Since 2001 he has specialised in digital identity, privacy and public policy, building a reputation as a thought leader, communicator and translator between different stakeholder groups.
Robin's experience includes: twelve years with IBM in systems engineering, technical support and consulting roles, at the UK and EMEA level; three years as Principal Consultant at JCP Trustbase Ltd, a start-up specialising in Java cryptography and PKI-enabling middleware; eight years with Sun Microsystems in technical pre-sales and the CTO team; and eighteen months establishing Future Identity Ltd as an independent consultancy on privacy and digital identity. During his time at Future Identity he was also Director of Privacy and Public Policy for the Kantara Initiative.
We are the raw material of the new economy. Data about all of us is being prospected for, mined, refined and traded...and most of us don’t even know about it.
Every time we go online, we add to a personal digital footprint that’s interconnected across multiple service providers, and enrich massive caches of personal data that identify us, whether we have explicitly authenticated or not.
That may make you feel somewhat uneasy. It's pretty hard to manage your digital footprint if you can't even see it.