The Personal Data Story

Yesterday MyDex launched its Community Prototype at IIW. Coverage —

The whole release:

Today (Monday October 11) Mydex announced a live test of its revolutionary Personal Data Store service.

Personal Data Stores are designed to restore to individuals control over the management and sharing of their personal data online. They promise to create a positive step change in the relationship between individuals and the organisations they deal with.

Participants trialling the service include the Department for Work and Pensions, London Borough of Brent, London Borough of Croydon, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and the social network Netmums. External verification is provided by Experian. Additional recruitment of individual triallists and research will be provided by YouGov.

Official observers and contributors include the Information Commissioner’s Office, Directgov (now part of the Cabinet Office), the Direct Marketing Association, Open Society Foundation, Olswang LLP, UCL, Swirrl IT Limited, Workdocx, HometownPlus, Patients Know Best, The Customer’s Voice and Ctrl-Shift. Azigo joins the prototype as lead technology partner, with support from AvocoSecure on application development.

Mydex is based in the Young Foundation’s ‘launchpad’ service.

Iain Henderson and friends at MyDex have been working hard on this for a long time. We should wish the well and help with the learnings that follow.

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As more come along, let me know and I’ll add them here