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Ctrl-Shift Publishes Personal Data Market Timeline

London —  3 October 2012 — Market analyst and advisory company Ctrl-Shift has published an online timeline charting the evolution of the personal data market over the next five years. The timeline maps out thekey events and predictions Ctrl-Shift foresees from now until 2017 looking through the lenses of: social and cultural changes; corporate commercial activity; entrepreneurial activity; technology; and legislation, regulation, policies, protocols and standards. It will be a ‘living’ resource; projections will be updated on a regular basis.

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Respect Network Announces First Four Verification Partners

San Francisco, California—August 30, 2012—Respect Network, a San Francisco based technology company building the world’s first network for the trusted exchange of personal data, today announced that miiCard, BioID, Virtrue, and TrustCloud have joined as Verification Partners. Each of these four companies have developed specialized technologies and services for verifying individual’s identities and credentials in a manner consistent with individual control of personal data. Read more

The Customer as God: Doc Searls in the Wall Street Journal

21 July 2012 — Today the Wall Street Journal Weekend Review featured a front page article by Doc Searls, author of The Intention Economy and one of the Respect Network architects. Called The Customer as a God, the article is a compelling argument for customer empowerment, the tenant at the heart of the Respect Network. To quote from the article: Read more

Respect Network Brings Together Neustar and Swisscom as Founding Partners

Vail, Colorado — July 16, 2012—Respect Network Corporation, a San Francisco based technology company, today announced it is forming a global network for the trusted exchange of personal data and has secured Neustar (NSR) and Swisscom (SCMN.VX) as founding partners.  The announcement was made during the Open Identity Exchange meeting taking place here during the 2012 Cloud Identity Summit this week.

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Respect Network and Kynetx Release “The Personal Channel”

14 June 2012, London: At the World Economic Forum Rethinking Personal Data expert meeting today, Respect Network and Kynetx released a new paper, The Personal Channel: The Extraordinary Benefits of Communicating Via Personal Clouds. The second in a series of papers by Respect Network Architects Phil Windley and Drummond Reed, this paper explains why personal channels are poised to be the killer app of an open standard relationship network just like email was the killer app of the Internet.

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WEF Publishes “Rethinking Personal Data: Strengthening Trust”

Yesterday the World Economic Forum (WEF) Rethinking Personal Data initiative published a new report, Rethinking Personal Data: Strengthening Trust (PDF). The second report from the project (the first was Personal Data: A New Economic Asset Class) explores how the permissioned use of personal data can create tremendous value for all stakeholders in the personal data ecosystem — individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

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Ctrl-Shift Releases Personal Data Store Report

30 April 2012 – London: Market analyst and advisory company Ctrl-Shift today released an independent research report entitled Personal Data Stores: A Market Review. Personal data stores (PDS) are a new online tool than enable individuals to aggregate and share their own personal data on their own behalf. The report highlights that PDS are rapidly becoming a vibrant new market with a possible value of £1billion by 2016 in the UK alone.

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Respect Network Architects Discuss VRM and Life Management Platforms

19 April 2012 — European Identity Conference, Munich: To mark the release of Doc Searls book The Intention Economy and the start of the Respect Network Founding Partner Program, five of the Respect Network Architects— Drummond Reed, Doc Searls, Phil Windley, Scott David, and Craig Burton—plus Qiy CEO Marcel van Galen gathered on a panel to discuss the next steps for VRM (Vendor Relationship Management). Read more

Introducing the Respect Network Architects

18 April 2012 – European Identity Conference, Munich: Respect Network Corporation announced today that eight leaders in Internet identity, privacy, trust, and relationship management have come together to serve as architects of the Respect Network, the world’s first VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) network.

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Announcing the Respect Network Distinguished Trust Anchors

18 April 2012 – European Identity Conference, Munich: Thirty-nine of the most respected individuals in Internet identity, privacy, security, and digital rights were honored as the first Distinguished Trust Anchors of the Respect Network at the European Identity Conference (EIC) today.

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