The Hub of All Things

Own your own personal data

Overview

The Internet that we use today is really very much “work-in-progress”, and the problems we face mostly revolve around what we call "personal data."

What is personal data?

Everything on the Internet that is personal to you is your data: words, photos, music, locations, financial transactions - everything. You generate this data when you fill out forms, create user accounts on apps and websites, interact on them, or use social media or e-commerce websites.

Ownership and control

Today the companies that give us websites, mobile applications and more, store and protect our personal data for us (we call them “centralised” systems). Our data sitting in these systems become stale, non-representative, more vulnerable to hacking and we can’t even reuse it if we wanted to. We’ve built a technology that can enable individuals to own our own data and yet be able to interact with all the websites and apps that we love. And because we can reuse and re-share this data whenever we wish, we have greater influence on the Internet, and the websites and applications we love get better personal data to give us recommendations and personalisation when we want it.


The HAT Microserver

The HAT Microserver is a new, fully scalable and advanced technology that confers intellectual property rights of personal data to individuals through their ownership of a dedicated database, wrapped with containerised microservices. The HAT microserver is fully portable across devices, but is commonly hosted in the cloud. It is issued by a “trust anchor” (organisations that already have a data relationship with you) and by way of its legal, economic, technology architecture and through decentralised databases, the Intellectual Property Rights of personal data within can be legally owned, controlled and processed by individuals. Individuals can install “data plugs” to bring their data in from the Internet, exchange data with applications through “data debits” and install tools in their microservers to have private analytics and algorithms for insights into their data, their health, their history and their memories. The HAT is fully open sourced but services in the HAT ecosystem are built by commercial as well as non-profit organisations.

 

 

Learn More about the HAT

The HAT is already references globally as a best in class solution in the emerging personal data exchange market. The HAT Ecosystem is made up of a number of “enabler” organisations who are working together to change the Internet. Learn more about the organisations that are part of the HAT ecosystem and the economic model for the HAT

 

 

how the HAT works