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Researchers from MIT Media Lab and the Technical University of Denmark have raised the issue of “Privacy for Personal Neuroinformatics”, a field they feel deserves attention because brainwave data is starting to go public. The four writers' paper on the idea points out that electroencephalography (EEG) has been around for ages …

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They could call it...

...the Tinfoil Standard.

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Gimp

It's all down to whose data is it?

To a data fetishist all data is their data.

You are merely the source they extracted it from.

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Pint

Power to their elbow etc..

Well done boffins. The problem now is to get politicians, lawmakers, administrators and bureaucrats to understand and take heed of what they are saying.

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Meh

I'm fairly certain that there are quite strict laws in place for such things as blood, skin, sperm, saliva etc. samples - surely this should simply fall under those same laws

/problem solved?

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Like data the NHS holds, you mean?

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