Movers, Shakers, Builders
Respect Network Founding Partners are literally building the relationship platform for the future. The world’s most innovative, forward-looking organizations are collaborating to make a global personal cloud network a reality. Click any partner to learn more or visit their site. Contact us to learn more about the Founding Partner Program.
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment and marketing industries throughout the world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers’ data to help them identify new revenue opportunities and network efficiencies, and institute cybersecurity and fraud protection measures.
Mydex, formed as a Community Interest Company under UK law, is a is a personal data sharing platform legally committed to its core social purpose of empowering individuals to manage their lives more effectively. In addition to personal data stores, Mydex offers the MydexID, a digital identity for use in federated logins, including a range of multi-factor authentication solutions designed to simplify interactions while improving security and reducing cost and risk to relying parties.Connections to the Mydex platform are via an open API that enables organisations and application developers to connect with and provide information services to their members. At the core of Mydex is a trust framework (currently being registered with the Open Identity Exchange and to be certified under tScheme) setting out clearly the rights and responsibilities of all participants, including a standard data sharing agreement under contract law.
Building a trusted personal data network requires interoperability at three layers — technical, legal, and business. In addition to the Respect Network Architects and the Commercial Partners, Respect Network Corporation is partnering with the following companies to deliver the technologies, policies, applications, and user experiences essential for customer-driven relationship management.
Kynetx makes a revolutionary platform that let’s people create and control personal clouds that interact as peers with other network services. This is game-changing because it upsets the client-server power structure that has characterized online interactions for the past 15 years. By restructuring our online interactions we unlock new potential in the Internet: our intentions drive online interactions so that we get more of what we want with less risk, less hassle, less frictions, and, as a result, less cost.
Project Danube is an open source project offering software for user-centric identity and personal data services on the Internet. The core of this project is the XDI² (“XDI Squared”) library, which is a modular, general-purpose implementation of OASIS XDI semantic data interchange technology. On top of this component, the project offers an XDI-based personal data store (PDS) – a semantic database for personal data and relationships that always remains under an individual’s control. Project Danube is designed to be lightweight enough that it can be offer PDS services on many different devices, including self-hosting scenarios such as the Freedom Box.
Gluu is an emerging company based in Austin, TX that delivers enterprise-grade cloud identity security via the Rackspace Cloud to provide quick and affordable single sign-on service to organizations of all sizes. Gluu leverages current open standards for federated identity management including SAML 2.0, OpenID Connect 1.0 and SCIM (Simple Cloud Identity Management).Gluu is also the lead sponsor of the OX (OpenXDI) Project, one of the leading open source implementations of the XDI semantic data interchange standard under development by the XDI Technical Committee at OASIS.
The Customer’s Voice is a UK based business focused on the design and launch of Smart Online Buying Services, a subset of the emerging Personal Data Services market.The Customer’s Voice has been a pioneer behind the scenes for almost a decade in helping to shape this market, including development of a sophisticated, person-centric data architecture for personal data services. In 2012 The Customer’s Voice plans to launch the first in a suite of online services to help individuals take back control of their personal data and save themselves time and money when buying and transacting online.
Allfiled, founded in 2007, provides a personal data service to individuals, and white label personal data services to large organisations and entrepreneurs wishing to enter the personal data ecosystem either as service providers or application developers. Our strong belief is that the individual will become the optimal point of integration and origination for data about themselves, and that this will enable step change improvements in how customer – supplier relationships are managed and run.
OwnYourInfo is a personal data store for safe, organized and efficient access and distribution of sensitive and routine personal information. OwnYourInfo was developed as a convenient but secure way to break the paradigm of inefficient and faulty paper-based personal information management systems, and to go a step beyond document storage applications by focusing on the data itself rather than files. The web and mobile app provide individuals with a curated set of information templates to help individuals get organized, and a document management system for storing and encrypting sensitive files. Key features include granular custom PDF creation, permissions-based sharing with expirations and viewing restrictions, a license agreement for recipients, and a time-stamped record of all recipient interactions. An API is also under development.
Disconnect, Inc. is an award-winning startup that makes simple tools to help users understand and control the data they share on the web. Disconnect’s products are top-rated browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari that stop tracking by third parties and search engines, and are used by more than 850,000 every week.
My Professional ID is a UK- and Australia-based professional records management service. Launched in 2012, My Professional ID enables professionals to establish, own and manage comprehensive, private, and secure digital profiles which they can elect to share with their chosen enterprise partners. Our truly professional-centric approach, which establishes enduring ownership by the individual, not only reduces risk and administration for all, but offers new insight through continuous feeds of information to connected partner enterprises.
PAOGA anticipated the need for individual Trust and Privacy online before it was recognised as a necessity by government and businesses in order to reduce cost, time, errors and compliance risks. Trusted Relationship Management is crucial as UK government and organisations actively pursue their Digital by Default ambitions with ID Assurance and midata programmes. PAOGA participate in various workgroups to comply with these emerging standards to enable consumers (citizens, customers, clients, employees and regulatory bodies) to synchronize with their PAOGA Personal Data Store providing them with access to their verified identity data and documents to share‘under their control, with their consent, for their benefit’.
Cloudstore Technologies Corp. enables software developers to distribute their personal cloud applications to non-technical individuals and communities who can run those applications on shared or private cloud servers of their choice. Through Cloudstore, developers can focus on software development without having to host, while users benefit from the cost and convenience advantages of software-as-a-service without having to turn over their personal data to a third party.
PRIVO is the leading provider of youth registration and parental permission management services, offering parents multiple options for verifying their parental identity and consenting to the use or disclosure of their child’s personal information with participating companies. PRIVO enables and certifies, through its Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved privacy assurance program, safe, parentally-approved communication and interaction between children and online destinations. PRIVO’s proprietary software and services enables responsible, safe, and COPPA-compliant online interactions between youth and other youth, and between youth and the brands they love.
Respect Network Verification Partners are companies who have developed specialized technologies and services for verifying individual’s identities and credentials in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Respect Trust Framework for individual control of personal data. By providing an interoperable marketplace for these credentials among members, the entire network grows stronger and more diverse.
miiCard (My Internet Identity Card) is the first global platform for accurate, real-time online identity verification compliant with Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer standards, replacing the need for a physical ID check.miiCard has been developed in response to a growing demand worldwide for a means to prove identity purely online as both the risk and value of transactions on the web escalate. Owned and managed by the individual, miiCard creates a high level of trust online between individuals across a range of areas including social and professional networks, online dating, and trading on auction sites.Businesses selling high value and high risk products and services online in a range of industries such as financial services, legal, real estate, recruitment, gambling and trading stand to benefit from increased conversions, reduced time and cost of execution and additional fraud and identity theft protection by using miiCard to prove the real identities of their customers online.
BioID developed the first cloud-based biometric recognition service, using face, voice and iris recognition to provide a reliable link between a real person and digital identities by verifying the user’s presence in a way that is convenient and natural – the user simply looks at the camera. BioID detects when an impostor is using a photo or video to impersonate a legitimate user, and protects user privacy by separating biometric data from other personally identifying information. Anonymous biometrics put the user in control of personal information, allowing identity or specific attributes like age or gender to be verified without necessarily sharing legal name or other sensitive information with third parties. The company’s technology has been proven through many years of use at enterprises, banks and government organizations.
Virtrue is your verified identity — the first global product to instantly verify identity and other trust indicators for online and offline transactions. Virtrue was developed in response to a lack of trust between two parties. In our global and mobile world, it is easy to hide and create fake identities. Virtrue reduces the chance of a fraudulent activity – be it in hiring, to buying, to sharing or anywhere else lack of information makes you uncomfortable. Stop searching fruitlessly online for data on someone – ask them to become VirtrueUs. Trust so that you can transact.
TrustCloud is a trust system for peer-to-peer marketplaces that measures virtuous behavior online to build a portable and contextual trustworthiness indicators you can use anywhere. TrustCloud’s TrustScore starts with Verified users revealing universal virtues of Trustworthiness such as Reliability, Responsiveness, Longevity, and Generosity. This virtuous data is validated by Behavioral algorithms, while recorded Transactions add context. Sharing economy marketplaces, together with thousands of users, have adopted TrustCloud as their default portable trust indicator. Launched in May of 2012, TrustCloud’s mission is to increase trust and reduce risk in all peer transactions.
Edentiti provides ways for individuals and organisations to keep track of, and supply, information about themselves. Edentiti systems are classified as user managed access systems and are designed around generally accepted privacy principles. Keeping the release of private information under user control results in private, fraud resistant, efficient and operationally low risk electronic transactions. Edentiti’s online identity verification service recently won the Novay Digital Identity Award for the best new concept or product in the field of digital identity.
The Respect Network offers an unusually powerful proposition for non-profits: a means of lowering costs, increasing services, protecting privacy, and deepening relationships with their members — all with a business model that can lower friction on donations and open up new funding channels.Please contact any of the Consulting Partners if you would like to explore become a Non-Profit Partner.
For over a decade, Planetwork has convened leading thinkers in diverse fields to explore how creative application of digital tools – visualization technologies, software, social media and the Internet – can open new possibilities for positive global change.As this vision has matured, Planetwork has become the sponsor of the N2N (Network 2 Network) Initiative — a platform that offers individuals and institutions – drawn from overlapping communities of purpose, place and practice – a collaborative Network-of-Networks that supports more effective organizing and shared purposeful activity as global citizens.This vision has strong synergy with the Respect Network and aligns with the Respect Network’s ethical business model for a VRM network based on the Respect Trust Framework. Planetwork is working with Respect Network Corporation and the other Founding Partners to educate other non-profits about the potential for citizen empowerment using personal clouds, trust frameworks, and open standard data sharing technologies.
bitWorld has a simple mission: help individual innovators to expand the reach of their efforts to improve the social good. bitWorld achieves its purpose by:Identifying individuals with a proven record of execution and passion in applying technology in context.Assessing the opportunities and capabilities of the individual and their environment.Building a resource network and providing infrastructure services to help individuals build sustainable social businesses around their innovations.bitWorld is developing a standards-based open source Personal Data Analysis platform that will provide individuals the ability to safely store, share, and analyze their personal behavior.
Ctrl-Shift is a market analyst and consulting business that helps organisations understand the implications and embrace the opportunities arising from the changing personal data landscape. We help clients understand market trends, identify and size market opportunities, lead innovation and change programmes (such as the UK’s midata initiative).
The Searls Group has provided strategic positioning, management consulting, and VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) expertise to clients including Hitachi, Sun, Apple, Nortel, Borland, BT, Symbian Foundation, Motorola, and Acxiom in addition to many start-ups. The Searls Group grew out of Doc Searl's work with Hodskins Simone & Searls, one of Silicon Valley's top advertising agencies (it was acquired by Publicis in 1998). Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, author of The Intention Economy, an alumnus fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, a fellow with the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Doc is one of the world's most quoted bloggers, and a photographer committed to enlarging the sum of images in the public domain.