#PDNYC 4th installment Tuesday June 18th!

We just had a phenomenal May edition of #PDNYC and we're back already to announce an even better June installment of the best Personal Data meetup in NYC. We've had great turnout at each event, and we want to keep the momentum going, so get the word out to your friends and colleagues to come out.

Tuesday, June 18th, come join us for DEMO DAY at #PDNYC. We've got 3 amazing companies on deck to show off their goods: fleisure, Abine and Hitbliss. Please see below for a more detailed look at each great company.

fleisure helps you bookmark the things you want to do with your free time — movies to see, books to read, restaurants to try, places to visit, and more. Currently in private beta (web/iOS apps)

We think the web is a whole lot better when people get to choose how their data is collected and used. Since its launch, Abine has emerged as the online privacy leader. And now that we’re on a roll, we’ve recruited a team committed to giving our users a more private web experience. Our engineers are building the next generation of web tools, our marketing and press teams are advocates for change, and our support and operations staff go beyond service to provide daily advice to those navigating the complexities of online privacy. Abine is driving the online privacy industry and bringing solutions to millions around the globe

From the early days of television to the age of Hulu, viewers have always complained about all the annoying commercials that interrupted their favorite shows. Now a Lexington, MA start-up is turning that strained relationship between viewers and commercials on its head. With HitBliss, users opt in to receive targeted advertising without giving up their privacy. In exchange for their time and attention to ads, they earn cash credit that can be applied to pay for TV shows and movies. Viewers can use the credit they earn to buy TV shows and rent popular movies from the company. “This is radically different than anything people have ever seen before,” said Sharon Peyer, cofounder and vice president of the company, which launched a test version of its product this month. “In exchange for watching advertisements, the consumer essentially gets compensated for their time and attention.”
-Boston Globe 3/20/13


If you are a company and would like to demo in the future, please get in touch with the organizers and we will put you on the list and arrange times for a demo.


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  • Tom L.

    On Tuesday evening someone mentioned a company that has 20,000 street cameras in NYC. If someone recalls, I'd appreciate the name of the firm.



    June 20, 2013

    • Jim P.

      Tom, They are a private security company with relationships and services to the NYPD, Called SecureWatch 24, the CEO and Founder is Desmond Smith. He's on LinkedIn and in my network.

      June 21, 2013

  • Alek

    Another great panel

    June 19, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Would have been excellent had it not suffered the technical difficulties. Let's make sure the presenters come prepared with the right cables, and the sound system works.

    June 19, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Hey you over there I'm pointing to... super meeting last night really enjoyed the format, could have done without the technical hick cups. The open dialogue was also very good. Perhaps in the future an unconference conference format could be done.

    When sharing Personal Data it usually comes down to being all about trust. As Simon Sinek likes to say "Trust is like love. Both parties have to feel it before it really exists."

    June 19, 2013

  • Dean L.

    As ever, a great exchange of ideas, new products, and discussion of privacy, policy, data and respect.

    June 19, 2013

  • Sune K.

    sorry I missed it, work went late, hoping I'll make the next one...

    June 18, 2013

  • Matt

    Have to miss it, last minute change - count me in next time!

    June 18, 2013

  • Joel R.

    have to miss. happy for offline conversations

    June 17, 2013

  • Forough Hosseini J.

    Will be exciting to see all details.

    June 12, 2013

  • Dean L.

    Looking forward to it!

    May 17, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • PDEC

    PDEC is lending network and resources to the #PDNYC meetup.

  • Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard

    CDAS offers PDNYC legal expertise in the personal data space.

  • Ghostery

    Ghostery™ sees the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons.

  • Disconnect.me

    Our mission is to help people understand and control their online data.

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