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Connecting Europe Facility: Opening a bank account across borders (CEF)

Paper Abstract: Paper Details: The objective of this project is to illustrate how a verified digital identity can be used to improve the current sometimes cumbersome, paper based, time consuming processes that EU citizens have to engage with to open bank accounts in another EU country. This process currently is a barrier to both [...]

Design principles for a new data infrastructure

So far in this series, we have explained 1) that the biggest, most important issue about personal data is the one least talked about: the structural flaw at the heart of our system whereby individuals cannot gather, store or use their data for their own purposes, and 2) that to address this structural flaw we need [...]

The need for a new personal data infrastructure

In our last blog we argued that the core issue with personal data today is not a matter of ‘policy’ (the policies and practices organisations adopt when they collect and use personal data) but a structural issue which requires a structural solution. Under today’s status quo, the only entities collecting and using personal data are large organisations. This is highly [...]

Why so much debate about personal data misses the point

Ten years ago, when we were setting up Mydex we published a White Paper — The Case for Information Empowerment the rise of Personal Data Stores — which set out our raison d’etre and vision. A lot has happened since then: the rise of the Silicon Valley giants, the Snowden affair, a love affair with ‘Big Data’, the new European [...]