Author Archives: Irene Ng


Reaching Normality
Gallery 6th February 2017 Uncategorised Irene Ng

For the longest time, the HAT has talked about personal data stores — monetising our data, exchanging our data, owning our data, and controlling our data. But there’s a problem. Every personal data store is always asked, whether by potential customers, investors, or analysts, to be built around a use case. Sure. We get that.

A new data infrastructure for personal data exchanges
Gallery 24th January 2017 Uncategorised Irene Ng

Privacy could be unworkable. One of the paradoxes of a privacy-preserving data exchange is that users can be private to the point that the exchange is unworkable. The analogy goes like this: think of your HAT as a private cabin in the woods. You get your privacy, but if you do not have a way of