Will Allen, HP Fellow
Will Allen Describes his view of the Personal Data Economy
Will Allen is an HP Fellow as well as Lead Strategist for the Applied Innovation team in HP Enterprise Services’ Office of the CTO. For over twenty years, Allen has been deeply engaged with inventing and commercializing digital technology, contributing to HP programs with global impact in instrumentation, inkjet printing at all scales, and digital projection displays.
In this first video for the PD16 series, Will describes his views on the state of the Personal Data Economy, and the illogic of asking people for personal data in situations where it’s not fully warranted. For example, why would a metronome app ask for access to your personal contacts? Personal Data as a form of payment in this context is both invasive and wildly out of context for users, and needs to be updated.