The Wall Street Journal reports on non-regulatory efforts to help individuals gain greater control over and benefit from personal data collection and use. Business leaders, politicians and technology startups are positioning themselves to facilitate technological or policy-driven initiatives to help consumers. "An unprecedented amount of value is being created by everyone’s data. And yet there’s a total disconnect between the creation of that value and who receives it," said Frank McCourt, the founder of Project Liberty, which includes action toward a model for personal data governance.
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