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.

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Delivering a scalable trusted personal data network requires the experience of companies who develop and operate trusted infrastructure as their primary mission. Respect Network Corporation is privileged to feature the following companies as Commercial Founding Partners.
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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.
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Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, with 6.1 million mobile customers and around 1.7 million broadband connections, and is one of the most trusted brands in Europe.
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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

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Respect Network Ecosystem Partners are organizations who have already developed their own personal data ecosystems and trust frameworks and seek to achieve broader technical, legal, and business interoperability via the Respect Network.
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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.
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CSPs (Cloud Service Providers) provide hosting services for personal and business clouds on the Respect Network. Similar to the banks in a banking network, or the email service providers in an email network, CSPs compete for individual or business customers in a "race to the top" to provide them the highest-quality, most-trusted cloud hosting and other value-added services.
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The Trusted Cloud Company is helping lead the emerging Personal Data Ecosystem by hosting personal and business clouds with a variety of valuable new applications that give Internet users greater convenience, control, privacy, and trust online.
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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’.
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Peercraft is a personal agent offering a set of commerce tools to its individual private users. Peercraft supports Vendor Relationship Management - the new trade paradigm allowing customers to express their intentions and manage their purchases on their own terms. Peercraft will help active customers to discover relevant vendors and request and negotiate proposals with them. Peercraft will also provide escrow and reputation services to ensure mutual trust and accountability between vendors and consumers with no prior relationship. Peercraft supports Open Standards and Data Portability initiatives in order to provide competitive services without creating vendor lock-in.
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Personal Information Management (PIM) founded in 2007, offers personal data services to individuals and organisations under its myinfoSAFE brand. Our services are transforming the way personal information is stored, controlled, and utilised. As a result, individuals will have more control over their personal information and become the integration point for all of their online activity. This will produce increased value for both the individual and the organisations he/she interacts with.
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1id makes single sign-on (SSO) and personal cloud storage fast and easy for business and personal users alike. Our short identifiers are accepted at tens of millions of websites, and we offer the strongest levels of protection and security, like blocking phishing and identity theft, and even protection you against malware attacks. As one of the original accredited iName iBrokers and with full OpenID support, we have been serving the identity industry continuously since 2006.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Emmett Global, a New York based company, offers simple tools that help people enjoy online life with faster browsing free of uninvited trackers. Emmett does this by offering best-of-class open-source solutions currently used by millions to ordinary people, with a simple installation. Emmett also deploys this solution as a platform for non-profit groups who wish to be closely involved with their constituents and beneficiaries, while at the same time protecting their privacy. Examples include Customer Commons, 52nd Project Street, and Helping Hands Bring Sunshine.
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White Label Personal Clouds (WLPC) sells identification services to organizations and individuals. The base product is Welcomer. Welcomer provides a way for a website to remember data about another entity in a way that the other entity can easily access. The Welcomer product removes the need for usercodes/passwords by remembering the devices used on visits to any Welcomer enabled website. The second product YesItsMe provides plugins and apps for a person to put Welcomer on their own devices and so gives a person a convenient way to confirm they are in control of a device. The third product will enable a YesItsMe Welcomer to connect to the Respect Network and register the Welcomer enabled websites as a single personal cloud and so interlink a person's Welcomer Cloud with other Personal Clouds.
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Meeco is the dashboard for your personal cloud—a new and easy way to manage your life and personal data. Meeco’s beautiful and easy to use dashboard is one click to your favorite brands, bill payments, travel, banking and shopping. Meeco also gives you a private browser so you control, manage and track your own habits, providing you with rich insight to your value. When you decide to share or signal what you want, you can do it anonymously or identified with the brands your trust in exchange for value, discounts or financial reward. Meeco will never sell your data because we know it’s yours. It’s time to make digital life simple and be rewarded for being you.
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Digital Animal is a UK based company that builds unique software that allows brands to turn their customers into valuable advocates. The core product, called fandi.st, enables the creation of incentivised peer-to-peer marketing campaigns that empower engaged customers to use their influence to drive sales and other forms of engagement from their networks. Digital Animal is evolving fandi.st around individuals, enhancing personal advocacy and driving the power of word of mouth recommendations in any social media networks of their choice. Customers who opt-in to campaigns will see and control the effects of their actions and businesses will benefit from a closer personal relationship with each customer.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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inWebo Technologies is a SaaS provider of Identity Protection solutions for the cloud age. It promotes the adoption of strong authentication thanks to innovative solutions that are easy to implement, manage and use. inWebo allows businesses of all kinds and sizes to secure transactions with their employees, partners and customers by protecting and simplifying access to business-critical information. inWebo operates trusted authentication platforms and owns the only security certification for a software authentication product from the world-known French Government IT Security Agency (ANSSI).
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Clef is a safer and easier replacement for usernames and passwords on the internet. We use your smartphone to identify you, so you don't have to remember everything, and by leveraging the computing power of your phone, we're able to provide unbreakable two-factor security at the same time. If you lose your phone, it's easy to deactivate, so your identity stays safe.
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CryptoPhoto provides next-generation multi-factor authentication. We are the world leaders in this space, offering the only mutual-authentication, phishing-blocking and anti-malware protection technologies currently available. With strong in-device biometric face recognition, your most sensitive data never leaves your device, and our system lets you log in safely anywhere, anytime - even if you have no mobile network coverage (such as overseas, low credit, or out-of-data situations). Our security works on all popular smartphones and tablet devices, works even without them, and keeps working securely even if you loose your phone/tablet. Best of all - CryptoPhoto is FAST, easy, and fun. Using CryptoPhoto protection is faster and safer than not using any protection at all!
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URQUi™ “Your Key” is a secure, patent-pending, network or cloud-based password alternative. URQUi eliminates storing static passwords on servers, and users need not remember passwords. Using URQUi, a FREE app, individuals control their privacy, secure their online presence and protect themselves from identity theft. User-centric URQUi embodies Privacy by Design™. URQUi enables individuals to use their mobile device to authenticate on multiple independent servers and networks without exposing personal information. URQUi requires no transmission of confidential information or recall of pre-arranged stored questions. URQUi works on any mobile device and functions without cellular or WiFi.

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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.
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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.
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Root Change is a mission-driven social enterprise that directs a global performance-improvement practice, partners with innovators and investors to launch enduring solutions to social and economic problems, and leads research programs and collaborative initiatives to drive innovation in social development. Root Change programs focus on supporting social innovators, local leaders and forward thinking development agencies to operate more effectively within the larger, dynamic ecosystem of competing institutions and programs. Through our programs and social ventures, we identify barriers to development, and respond by advancing pattern-breaking opportunities.
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The H(app)athon Project is Connecting Happiness to Action by creating sensor-based smartphone surveys utilizing economic indicators to increase civic engagement and wellbeing. Our App lets users track their actions over a period of time using quantified-self prompts (like texts) and passive sensors to get a robust picture of the behaviors that increase their wellbeing. This data self-portrait is what we use to match a person to volunteer opportunities designed to literally increase their happiness, as the science of positive psychology shows that altruism or taking actions based on what brings you meaning increases intrinsic wellbeing.

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The benefits to a business of being able to connect directly to the personal clouds of its customers mean there will be tremendous demand for expertise in how to quickly, smoothly, and safely integrated personal clouds into enterprise websites, CRM systems, customer service workflows, and other consumer-facing services. Respect Network Integration Partners specialize in this work.
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AppFusions connects tech, people, systems, daily. With packaged integration solutions, AppFusions is solving complex yet common data and communications integration problems for systems like Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, IBM Connections and Sametime, Jive, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, LingoTek, iRise, UserVoice, and more. By bringing the systems together, we enable you to work better, faster, smoother.
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Respect Network Consulting Partners work with the Respect Network consulting team to advise enterprises how to prepare for and take advantage of the emergence of personal clouds. For more information, see our Respect Consulting pages.
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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).
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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.
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The mission of IoPT Consulting is to bring an enterprise perspective on security and messaging to the small to mid-size firms building out personal clouds, VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) applications, and the Internet of Things. Equipping individuals with online tools to power the demand side of the market will usher in the next global revolution of commerce. IoPT Consulting helps make it happen by bringing the Internet of People together with the Internet of Things.
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HealthURL helps people and enterprises enhance analytics and decision support as they navigate today’s changes in health care. Our experience with Fair Information Practice in the context of HIPAA, FDA, Meaningful Use, health information exchange, patient matching, and federations is second to none. HealthURL combines the perspective of regulated medical device and web services vendors with leadership in health information exchange standards and policy. Patient-centered information technology can differentiate your services, enhance the quality of your data and facilitate integration of devices.
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Information Answers is a consulting and development business centered on the emerging personal data ecosystem and what this means for both individuals and the organisations with which they engage and interact. Our current focus is on connecting CRM systems to emerging personal data services and understanding the technical, operational and business model issues that emerge from doing so.