Use Case: Transforming ‘Google’ into a Privacy Gatekeeper
There are petabytes of Big Consumer Data stored and processed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) algorithms in order to produce, among other things, advertising revenue – a methodology that was recently outlined by the Head of MIT Labs who made reference to facebook’s respective unfair methodology of one-sided barter trade practices during the past decade.
However, the case for breach of data privacy down to the level of the individual is valid and legal action (even class action lawsuits) can have their way to the High Courts.
We will try to briefly present this Use Case for a turn-around away from massive security breaches of Private Data. Consumers/Users have no-way to opt-out from the platforms in question [Big Data Aggregators], except from issuing requests to block the illegal traffic and exploitation of the data (See Attend-um 1) below for the syntax of a block request). To be honest, the nested data model (N-to-N relationship) and running algorithms that are hardwired into data structures, render similar request next to impossible.
How can Google, therefore – and other similar Big Data Farms – handle en mass such Cases for freezing private data assets against unwarranted exploitation? The typical CSR campaign or favorable Media coverage will not suffice to conceal the unambiguous continuous breaches of The Law at such a large scale. The People will raise their individual and collective demands against documented personal date privacy breaches on the basis of clear-cut Law such as the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – known as GDPR.
It might prove plausible and more efficient for Google remodel the brand itself into a pro-data-privacy, publicly-held company [eg. G-NET}. The emerging Schema G-NET can till make profits from legitimate services and contribute to the State Budget under strict Supervision and Public Governance.
Sources of continuous revenue streams can be Research Institutes, Data Sanitation Houses, Government Entities around the world, etc. When data become public commodity for the benefit of the society, privacy will also become a commodity to payback the individuals who contributed the data,
The free-floated stock of G-NET, must be allotted to the people around the world, each person holding a single ordinary share. This is a safety-net to make sure that Google / G-NET will remain a truly commons-driven company with a very transparent CSR Agenda to adhere to.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Treasury and the UK Treasury should continuously audit, supervise and Govern transparently all aspects of the above operations against new incidents of breaches of Data Privacy and Security.
Attention should be paid to the following:
If a “business-as-usual” (do nothing) scenario is maintained by Google’s Heads of Strategy, sooner or later Google’s share price will slide into petty stock as a result of lengthy litigation and poor corporate reputation.
Along the same line of logic, the huge Google infrastructure (data centers and operations, Software and Technology investments, third party acquisitions, etc.) built and bought with US taxpayers’ money (and not only), would be forced by strict High Court Orders to get apportioned back to each taxpayer on record, since Google’s official inception back in 1999. Individuals can still sue Google,anytime thereafter, for material and immaterial losses related to specific breaches of their private data and profiling activity. This is the worst nightmare for any of the Highest Street Law Firms, simply because the initial probability of this happening at the end of the ‘ 90s was assessed as rather low, whereas today we have a totally different case at hand. The initial asymmetry in power and strategy has simply eroded over the years, the company growing too fast, letting multiple “back-doors” open…
It is obvious that the “do nothing” scenario doesn’t stand a chance given the circumstances.
The time for the “BLUE” or “RED” pill
The running Google Group CEO and the Google Group Board of Directors will have to make a choice between:
- Google continues to fail to comply with strict Data Privacy and Data Integrity Directives, thus, such as GDPR, HIPPA, PCI/DSS, amassing legal and operating risk that can ultimately collateralize its entire Asset Portfolio.
- Google goes for a radical change in its core strategy and business model [G-NET] into a public company with Privacy as its core business concern. The company can still run legitimate business with the Academia, the Army and such partners as IMB (eg. the IBM-Q ecosystem of Quantum Computers and one hundred participating companies) offering Machine Learning capacity and AI research to paying stakeholders. The overarching umbrella will always be that of strictly defined social/scientific contract, under which all compliant Research Agendas and scope of Analysis will prove meaningful.
Today The people have spoken.
Whether we Like it or Not, non-repudiation is a thing of the past.
EVERYONE is involved now.
PS. The Case for Data Privacy Breaches, against major Social Media Platforms and Big Data Farms, has been registered with the Greek Police, CyberCrime Division as of January 13th, 2020 under the name Γεώργιος Ευαγγέλου Ράικος and remains open so that anyone can provide additional evidence – for or against – and thus contribute towards a better [technical] understanding for the District Attorney to follow-up accordingly.
Signed, January 13th 2020
Georgios Evangelos Raikos 1 | ① CyberGuard against Privacy & Data Breaches, Corruption & Fraud | Scope: Fortune 500 & NGOs
AJ4JD.ORG co-founder – www.aj4jd.org