Microsoft is going to inform you about what data of yours it has

There are certain big tech giants such as Facebook who are suffering from the issues of privacy. Microsoft is currently working on a project code-named “Bali” which is being made to give users more control over the data collected about them online.

The project, which is currently in the private testing stage, is being developed by Microsoft Research.

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The webpage for the Bali project can’t be accessed at the moment but there are certain rumors that it lets those with a code to sign in and those without a code to request one.

“About” page of the project give more details about this project, saying:

“New personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them. The bank will enable users to store all data (raw and inferred) generated by them. It will allow the user to visualize, manage, control, share and monetize the data.”

The concept behind the Project Bali is of inverse privacy where an item of personal information is inversely private if a third party has access to it but the creator or user of it does not.

This could prove beneficial because in this way users are going to own the data themselves rather than a third party website having their data.

According to the website of the Project Bali, the project is in the initial stage as the developers set their focus on helping users in getting their personal information from different websites and giving them the ability to view this data.

Last year, Microsoft, Adobe and SAP signed an agreement of Open Data Initiative and at the time Microsoft Officials highlighted users’ control of their own data as a key component of the initiative.

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