1981 - NewsPeek
   1983 - GIN
   1989 - SmarTV
   1992 - GenMagic
   1994 - CDML
   1994 - Social Ads
   1996 - Venue OS
   1999 - Lumeria

Lumeria Whitepaper:
   What Is Privacy
   Widespread Concern
   Why Companies Violate
   Fair Info Principles
   EU Privacy Directive
   Privacy Partners
   The Superprofile
   A Win-Win-Win
   Privacy Statement

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Evolution of the SuperProfile System

Once completed, Lumeria's SuperProfile system will exceed the standards of privacy espoused by the Federal Trade Commission and European Union. In fact, our data handling techniques will be modeled after a bank because we feel an individual's personal data is as valuable as money. The SuperProfile system enables the individual to experience:

  • a personalized computing environment;
  • customized content;
  • targeted marketing;
  • help in connecting with relevant information and with other people;
  • a "spam" management strategy;
  • parental control over the use of their children's profiles.

The SuperProfile system will protect an individual's privacy by hiding the details of their activities and using it to generate a profile that can be provided to marketers and merchants. However, Lumeria is anxious to provide specific tools within the SuperProfile system as they become available. Unfortunately, before a complete system can be implemented, these individual tools may not meet the exacting standards we have laid out for our SuperProfile system. Nonetheless, they will probably exceed the precautions that most companies currently undertake.

For this reason, Lumeria will focus on the first two principles: notice and choice. Our privacy policy will fully describe our data handling techniques and highlight potential deficiencies. We will clearly warn the individual of the risks involved and let the individual decide whether the benefit from the tool exceeds the potential costs.


The first tool that illustrates this issue is the SuperOptOut program, which is designed to help individuals remove their names from existing direct marketing databases. This program also includes an opportunity to "opt-in" to advertisements from which individuals will profit from the use of their personal data by direct marketers. Although both programs will meet most of the Fair Information Principles, there may be some deficiencies (such as the Integrity/Security principle). These issues will be fully disclosed to the individual before she is asked to participate. Then, once informed, she will be given the choice to participate or defer until development of the SuperProfile system is finished. For more information about this program, please see our web site at

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