Microsoft needs to tell you what information of yours it has

Undertaking Bali could give clients control of the information gathered on them

Project Bali is based on the concept 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. Some examples of organisations that create inversely private data include healthcare providers, the police and employers.

Users could benefit from owning this data themselves instead of having it locked away by a third party.

According to the Bali Project’s website, the project is in the initial stage as the developers focus on aiding users in collecting their personal data from various websites and giving them the ability to view this data.

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