TeamData Blog Archive

Personal Goes Free

Posted on 17 Sep 2015  
As of today, Personal will no longer charge for its core service. We are also introducing new premium business solutions. Why go free? We have learned that the most powerful...
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Personal & Golden Frog's VyprVPN

Posted on 18 Aug 2015  
We're excited to tell you we're partnering with Golden Frog, a leader in helping people to protect their privacy and security online. Together, Personal and Golden Frog provide two crucial...
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From Sharing to Collaborating

Posted on 02 Jul 2015  
When we launched Personal, we knew one of the most important things we needed to build for the Personal Cloud was secure sharing - the ability to share your most...
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Meet Fill It Mobile for iPhone and iPad

Posted on 13 Nov 2014  
I'm pleased to introduce you to Fill It Mobile for iOS! It's our new app for iPhones and iPads that enables you to have secure, 1-touch auto-fill experiences in mobile...
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New Mobile Data Vault App for iOS Released

Posted on 24 Oct 2014  
It's a big day at Personal: We just released a new version of our Data Vault app for iOS. Get the app here, and be on the lookout for our...
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Personal University: Indexing Forms and DataRank

Posted on 30 Sep 2014  
The science behind making data reusable on forms In our latest video for Personal University, we explain the new data science that powers Fill It and automated form filling. There...
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New Mobile Data Vault App for Android Released

Posted on 09 Sep 2014  
We just released a new version of our Data Vault app for Android. The iOS version will be available soon. The updated Data Vault app is designed to be interoperable...
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Launch of Fill It Mobile - Making Mobile Forms and Transactions 1-Touch

Posted on 25 Aug 2014  
We are excited to announce the launch of Fill It Mobile at Google Play, with the iOS app soon to follow. As you'll recall, we launched the Fill It web...
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Launching Personal University

Posted on 08 Aug 2014  
We frequently get questions about our efforts to empower individuals with data - and how to work responsibly with companies and governments to help catalyze that model. They run the...
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Your Own Data = the New EZ Pass

Posted on 12 Jun 2014  
The Aspen Institute recently published a new report on mobile payments and how technology is revolutionizing how consumers relate to their own data. It features Personal’s Co-Founder and CEO Shane...
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Launching the World's Largest Form Library at

Posted on 11 Jun 2014  
We are excited to announce the launch of, a site dedicated to making all web and mobile forms 1-click fillable -- and secure. You can read the press release...
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Personal at the National Law Journal 2013 Regulatory Summit

Posted on 22 Nov 2013  
Last week, Personal’s own Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel Josh Galper presented at the National Law Journal 2013 Regulatory Summit on legal, regulatory and business privacy issues facing companies...
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A New Round and Three Rock Star Board Members

Posted on 15 Oct 2013  
I’m excited to announce that Bill Miller of Legg Mason has led a new $4.5 million round in Personal as an individual investor and will be joining Personal’s board of...
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Bills & Statements Now Available from 200+ Companies Using FileThis

Posted on 24 Jun 2013  
A few weeks ago, we mentioned that we would soon offer exciting new ways to help people access, share and easily reuse information from companies with whom they do business....
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Leaving Beta & Becoming a Paid Service

Posted on 04 Jun 2013  
Today is an exciting day for Personal. We're announcing that we're leaving Beta and will become a paid service. We started Personal with a mission to empower individuals to easily...
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A Rising Tide of Data, Partnered With Privacy by Design, Will Lift All Boats

Posted on 23 Apr 2013  
This piece was originally published on the Disruptive Competition Project blog (DisCo) By Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Shane Green Over the last year, we have started to see a remarkable...
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Data Vaults Go Mainstream at World Economic Forum

Posted on 28 Feb 2013  
In the last six months, a fast growing and somewhat unexpected chorus has emerged around the need to give people greater control over their personal information. Mainstream think tanks are...
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Launching 'Fill It'

Posted on 16 Jan 2013  
Today, I'm excited to announce the launch of "Fill It", a new app built on the Personal Platform that makes it easier for you to save and reuse your personal...
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Announcing Mobile 2.0

Posted on 20 Dec 2012  
As the lead product manager for mobile, I wanted to wish you happy holidays from the Personal mobile team! We're celebrating the season by bringing you new features for our...
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Data as a Human Right

Posted on 10 Dec 2012  
This post was originally published on the World Economic Forum Blog. Data has the power to transform our lives - collectively and individually. What is needed to unlock the profound opportunity...
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Introducing the New and Improved Personal

Posted on 20 Nov 2012  
Today, I am excited to introduce the new and improved Personal. We have been getting it ready for you, the Personal community, and now it's finally here. The new Personal is...
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Personal and Privacy by Design

Posted on 31 Oct 2012  
Today, one of the world's leading privacy regulators, scholars and advocates, the Information Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, published a groundbreaking report about the personal data ecosystem,...
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'Personal for Education': Helping Schools and Families From Preschool through College

Posted on 09 Oct 2012  
Today, Personal launched 'Personal for Education,' a set of tools for families and schools to easily organize, securely share and reuse their important personal and educational information. From scholarship and...
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Launching Personal Platform

Posted on 02 Oct 2012  
Today, at Mashery's 'Business of APIs' Conference in San Francisco, we launched Personal Platform, a collection of developer tools and APIs that enable developers to build web and mobile apps...
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Announcing Secure Files, Photos and Notes + Our Dropbox Integration

Posted on 11 Sep 2012  
As product manager at Personal, I’m excited to announce that you can now securely store and share files, photos and notes – along with structured data – using Personal on...
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Learning how to build privacy into your product at pii2012

Posted on 07 Jun 2012  
My first trip to the Privacy Identity Innovation conference left me with a great appreciation for Seattle as well as a deeper understanding of the difficulties companies with large technology...
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Personal and the World Economic Forum’s New Report

Posted on 16 May 2012  
When I learned of the World Economic Forum’s first report on personal data in early 2011, I was surprised to see an organization comprised of Fortune 1000 companies highlight the...
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Personal for iPhone – How I’m Using Our Newest Mobile App

Posted on 07 May 2012  
It’s here. Today marks the official launch of our iPhone app, which, along with our Android, web and mobile web apps, allows you to store, access and safely share your...
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A Legal Update

Posted on 04 May 2012  
If you know anything about Personal, you know that the Owner Data Agreement is the foundational document for how we operate. It’s the legally binding contract between you and Personal...
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Highlights from Data Transparency Weekend

Posted on 17 Apr 2012  
Now that the Personal team has caught up (somewhat) on sleep after an exciting few days at the first-ever Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend, we wanted to share a...
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The Era of Small Data Begins

Posted on 06 Mar 2012  
This is the first post in a series on the rise of small data* and the new platforms, tools and rules to empower people with their data. It was written...
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Why Personal is Sponsoring the Wall Street Journal's Data Transparency Weekend

Posted on 29 Feb 2012  
A three-day code-a-thon dedicated to working on free Web tools to promote data transparency? That’s the idea behind the Wall Street Journal’s inaugural Data Transparency Weekend taking place April 13-15...
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A Digital Bill of Rights By the People, For the People

Posted on 23 Feb 2012  
The Obama Administration unveiled today its long-awaited framework for online privacy, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World. The result is a bold and thoughtful step in the right direction, and...
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What is your personal data really worth?

Posted on 13 Feb 2012  
New York Times reporter Joshua Brustein provides a great introduction to the model that Personal and companies like us are developing in “Start-ups Aim to Help Users Put a Price...
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Grade A Idea: 'My Data Button' Brings Ed Records to You

Posted on 24 Jan 2012  
When you hear the words “we’re from the government, and we’re here to help you,” skeptics advise fleeing in the other direction. However, when U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra...
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HBR Names Data Ownership an ‘Audacious Idea’ for 2012

Posted on 16 Jan 2012  
The latest issue of the Harvard Business Review focuses on “audacious ideas” to tackle big problems in business, and it features a succinct and powerful economic argument for how and...
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Seeing the Forrester for the Trees

Posted on 04 Oct 2011  
As recently as a year ago, many of my colleagues and friends told me they just didn’t understand what Personal was trying to do. What did it mean to own...
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