Announcing the Incorporation of The Common Datatrust Foundation

February 3rd, 2008 by The Common Data Project

We’re proud to announce that this blog, “My Place in the Crowd,” has found a new purpose.The issues and ideas that originally gave rise to this blog have led to the recent incorporation of a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, The Common Datatrust Foundation. Our mission is to:

  1. Raise awareness of privacy challenges we face today
  2. Broker the exchange of data between individuals, institutions, businesses, and government; and
  3. Advance new solutions for securely storing and sharing personal information.

We will soon be providing more information on our website,, about our ideas for achieving these goals. But as the official blog of CDTF, “My Place in the Crowd” will serve as our main forum for developing ideas, raising questions about how personal data is being used by businesses and government, and pushing to define the distinction between real privacy protection and legal posturing. We ask you to join in as well!

As an organization, we value transparency and openness, both in the way we operate internally and the way we promote our goals. We want your thoughts and your participation, as concerned individuals and as representatives of institutions, agencies and businesses. We look forward to hearing from you.


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