In the current age of data surveillance it can be hard to know what happens to your private information. Giant internet corporations are gaining access to every aspect of our online lives. So what happens when those details are sold to the highest bidder? This is where ‘Confidant’ steps in. Created by Paul Beaudenuit, this company mediates between you and the market, letting you decide exactly when and how you want to cash in on your own data. The company also uses your personal information to offer ‘free’ advice on anything from buying stocks to the perfect holiday destination. But, does the company really have your interests at heart? It’s a lot of trust to put in a service provider. The company is fictitious, for now. But who can tell what the future will hold? In this way, Beaudenuit challenges us to think about the value of data privacy and what we choose to share before it’s too late.
Graduation project, 2016
Credits foto: Nicole Marnati