The Case for Keeping Public Data Public

by in Marketing

In the data age, a thriving marketplace relies on the rapid, unconstrained flow of information through the internet. But when companies try to control which data is public, they are restricting that flow and sabotaging the potential for economic growth.

Some believe companies should retain total control over “their” public data. But when Reuters reached out to me for a recent press inquiry, I strong disagreed. I am passionate about keeping public data public. It’s only fair to users and web partners, it’s pro-growth, and it’s aligned with the best aspects of today’s sharing economy. But ensuring this vision will require vigilance and commitment.

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About The Author

Falon Fatemi
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Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Mark Cuban, Avalon Ventures, Canaan Partners, and more. Falon has spent the past five years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for startups and VCs and advising a variety of companies on everything from infrastructure to drones. Previously, Falon spent six years at Google, starting at age 19. As one of the youngest employees in the company, Falon worked on sales strategy and operations focusing on global expansion,, and business development for YouTube.