What we're about
Personal Data NYC (PDNYC) is the largest Meetup on the east coast focused on the personal data revolution. Founded in February 2013, we have 800+ members who meet monthly to discuss the implications (positive and negative) of a world in which personal data has gone digital . Meetings typically include product demonstrations, lively panel discussions, and networking over food, beer, and wine. The vibe is casual, but attendees are well-informed, passionate, and highly engaged. Our members are a diverse cross section of professionals from big, medium and small business, media conglomerates, advertising agencies, advertisers, data management firms, start-ups, venture capital firms, privacy advocacy groups, research organizations, law firms, academia, government, and the press.
Past topics have included business opportunities in the new and burgeoning personal information digital culture, regulatory and legislative initiatives (e.g., CISPA, COPPA, Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights), current events (e.g., the Snowden/NSA revelations, the machinations around the Do Not Track standard), and broader conversations about the legal constructs of personal data and how to value personal data.
We recognize that the Personal Information Economy is the emerging data and commerce standard. A wise observer noted, "Personal Data is the new oil." PDNYC is here to discover and share opportunities and information about this exciting, growing area.