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** Consent For Future Commerce Project **

The Challenge: To Create and present a Global Privacy Day campaign for the annual Privacy Day that uses consent law to make a request for transparency and privacy.

The first event is on Friday at 5:30 - 8 pm London, England - its a social with a focus on consent and it is arranged around the kick off of the MIT Medial Labs: Future of Commerce Hackathon & Un-Conference.

This will be held at the Fab Lab in London

  • 1 Frederick's Place, London, EC2R 8AE, United Kingdom

You can sign up to come to the London event at the hackathon on this webstie ( Or if you just want to attend the Friday night social then send an email to and I will put you on the list.

The second part of the event is the Hackathon, you do not have to participate in the hackathon to attend the Friday night social. The hackathon will run Saturday and Sunday, where we will hack together the campaign design.

We are meeting at Google Campus in London on Saturday at 12pm London Time.

  • 4-5 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4BX

All of the sessions are posted on, and will have links to session materials, and all the social chat and collaborating will be organised via Slack for the virtual hackathon.

Everyone who signs up to the hackathon will get a Slack invite and added to the hackathon github repository, unless you other wise specify a different preference

All you have to do is


People can't trust what we can't see. This project is about making consent viewable. People have become the product and our personal data the oil of the Internet but we can't see or use the controls at the moment. Terms of service and consent to privacy policies are un usable and not meaningful.

As such, This Future of Commerce Hackathon project is to create an effictive Civic campaign. Using Consent Law to hack open choices and provide and easy way for companies to respond and update consent or abide by preferences on behest of the individual.

Updated laws, new awareness, a willingess to enforce privacy law and lower tolerance by all of use people is now apparent. The Rank Digital Rights Project ( - shows exactly how much companies care and the Special 2015 Eurobarometer report, ( illustrates how much people don't like it.

This is apparent in the market now as the use of Ad blocker has grown to the biggest (commercial) boycott in human history, the EU-US Safe Harbor treaty has disintigrated and the courts are not supporting click through terms and commercial practices based on quasi consent.

Companies and people need new and more performative ways to control data and privacy. This project is the effort that aims to create them. The Privacy Day Project is intended to provide the research and development data to explore this.