070 Finn Myrstad and the surveillance ad industry

Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad who leads the development of better, more ethical digital policies and standards at the Norwegian Consumer Council. He is focusing on highlighting the issues of privacy, user data and security and is currently engaged in a campaign against online surveillance advertising.

He’s currently leading the world-wide campaign against surveillance advertising and has been engaging with different issues of digital privacy in the past, sucessfully utilising the GDPR framework to penalize Grindr for its data practices.

We sat down with Finn to talk about the privacy-orientated business models, the lack of political aspect in this field and the ways we can all influence the agenda, demand a more privacy-orientated development and reject the status-quo of privacy invasive data economy.

Citizen D advice:

  • Demand political responsibility for the issues of tech society
  • Rethink the economical models of data economy
  • Raise general awarness of these issues

More information:

  • Ban surveillance-based advertising – read
  • Democratic Societies In the Digital Age 2: Dark Patterns and Online Manipulation – listen
  • Grindr fined £8.6m in Norway over sharing personal information – read
  • Grindr and OkCupid Spread Personal Details, Study Says – read

About the podcast:

Podcast Citizen D gives you a reason for being a productive citizen. Citizen D features talks by experts in different fields focusing on the pressing topics in the field of information society and media. We can do it. Full steam ahead!

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