Friday January 4, 2008

Who Owns the Data?

There's been a lot of discussion in the Cyberverse recently regarding Robert Scoble and Facebook. Robert lost his Facebook account (he got it back after appealing) when he violated Facebook's Terms of Use by using a program to "scrape" (download) Facebook data -- specifically, his "friends" list.

What's interesting to me is that most of the discussion doesn't surround Facebook's policy or whether they were within their rights to turn off Robert's account, even temporarily. Much of the discussion concerns whether Robert Scoble had any right to the data he was "collecting".

In today's commentary, I discuss Robert Scoble, Facebook, and my opinion on data portability rights.

Read my commentary...

Who Owns the Data? ( in category commentary ) - posted at Fri, 04 Jan, 20:36 Pacific | «e»

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