A Personal Data API brings massive potential for data control. Opening up the floodgates to your personal (meta)data to be completely available to you, to review and optimize it, or to have a data agent or a data lawyer, or whatever term will be correct, would give new possibilities for individuals. All these data streams would end up with you. It means that a whole range of possibilities are available to you in terms of what you want to do with your data asset. But for that to happen, you have to have access. And it has to practical access, meaning machine readable and in real-time.
If we continue with the notion that data is a magical and abstract thing which is hard to understand, we are going to end up in a huge mess. This transparency means you start to learn, with every interaction in the world, and you have instant data feedback, you’ll have a whole different range of options and much more profound choices that you can take.
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