Apr 172014
 
 April 17, 2014  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Anya Skatova reports:

A dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It’s a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information.

In an auction on 12 April, Shawn Buckles sold his complete “data soul” – his location records, his medical records, his personal calendar, the content of his emails and all the information from his social media communications. He sold his online conversations, his consumer preferences and his internet browsing history. The lot. And for his soul he received €350.

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