More than 200 people from across the globe attended the First International Forum on the Application and Management of Personal Electronic Information in October, the launching event of the MIT SENSEable City Lab's "Engaging Data Initiative."

The Engaging Data Initiative seeks to address the issues surrounding the application and management of personal electronic information by bringing together the main stakeholders from multiple disciplines, including social scientists, engineers, manufacturers, telecommunications service providers, Internet companies, credit companies and banks, privacy officers, lawyers, watchdogs, and government officials.

The forum explored novel applications for electronic data and addressed the risks, concerns, and consumer opinions associated with the use of this data. Participants discussed techniques and standards for protecting and extracting value from this information.
— Caitlin Zacharias


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