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===Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS)===
===Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS)===

Revision as of 16:09, 8 February 2018

This is a page for work that multiple VRM and VRM-related developers are doing, at this writing (early 2018) toward the arrival of the [GDPR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation] on 25 May 2018. The first draft is borrowed from the VRM Development Work page.



Any? If not, we'll get rid of this one until after May 25, 2018.

Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS)

CozyCloud † - "We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome in your new digital home." [Source code https://github.com/cozy].

Digi.me † "Take control of the data powering your digital life." Has an ontology, terms. [Source code https://github.com/digime].

Domain of One's Own - An open source project at Mary Washington University so "users will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create spaces of almost unlimited possibilities. Within the system, they may install LAMP-compatible Web applications, set up subdomains and email addresses, and install databases." And much else. See https://www.google.com/search?q=domain+of+one%27s+own+mary+washington+source+code .

HIE of One "a patient-centered health record based on the FHIR and HEART interoperability standards"

Meeco † "...an easy way to manage your digital life and control your information, so you can decide who you want to share it with and be rewarded for being you!" [Source code https://github.com/Meeco].

Mydex †- "enables individuals to exchange personal data with confidence." [On its open source platform https://medium.com/mydex/the-power-of-open-source-feb158c1294c].

percloud - "A free software, portable, personal alternative to centralized email, social networking and other Web services."

Personal Clouds - personal cloud wiki; has logo program for companies and products that meet the personal cloud principles. Is this still a going thing?

Pikcio † " Blockchain-based exchange for personal data." Had an ICO. [See here https://news.pikciochain.com/pikciochain-the-secure-blockchain-based-exchange-for-valuable-data-assets-secures-funding-of-us-6-68bd10d7d009].

QIY "Dedicated to put people back in control of their personal data while creating value for organisations."

Sandstorm - Was "an open source platform for personal servers," now "a self-hostable web productivity suite." [Developer hub https://docs.sandstorm.io/en/latest/developing/]

Privacy Protection

Bouncer "Control all tracking, not just by "third-parties", or by those on pre-selected lists."

Beaker "Beaker is a peer-to-peer browser with tools to create and host websites. Don't just browse the Web, build it."

Brave † "The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser."

Disconnect † "We empower over 50 million people to protect their privacy, security and device performance!" [Open source https://disconnect.me/opensource].

GnuPG "encrypt and sign your data and communication

Heart "The HEART Working Group intends to harmonize and develop a set of privacy and security specifications that enable an individual to control the authorization of access to RESTful health-related data sharing APIs..."

[Mozilla http://www.mozilla.org/] Mother of Firefox, much else. [Source code directory and structure https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Source_Code/Directory_structure].

[Silent Circle https://www.silentcircle.com] † "Mobile Privacy Solutions for Individuals and Enterprise" [Source code https://github.com/SilentCircle].

Privacy Badger "blocks spying ads and invisible trackers"

Tails "a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly." Open source.

Tonido "Access your files from anywhere. Share large files and folders with family, friends and colleagues. Setup public direct links so anyone can access the content or create a secure private share that only authorized people are allowed to access them." Open source.

Princeton WebTAP: The Princeton Web Transparency & Accountability Project, at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. "We monitor websites and services to find out what user data companies collect, how they collect it, and what they do with it. With our measurement platform, we study privacy, security, and ethics of consumer data usage."


InfoGrid - "graph database for personal networking applications." Open source.

ProjectDanube - "orking on technologies in the field of digital identity and personal data, including personal clouds, semantic graphs, and blockchain identity."


OTR Off-the-Record Messaging "allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging"

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

ODR.info "The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution."


Digital Me "building a New Internet which is more secure and privacy-friendly. The New Internet connects people and organizations in a trusted way and is based on the Qiy principles. Also "Digital Me developed Dappre, a native IOS and Android app that makes use of the Qiy Trust Framework. Dappre helps people and organisations to connect in a trustworthy way and exchange peer-to-peer encrypted data and messages."

Real Estate Cafe † money-saving services for DIY homebuyers & FSBOs. Bill Wendel is highly active in many VRM conversations and the leading VRM guy on the real estate case.

Hypothes.is - open source, peer review. [Source code https://github.com/hypothesis].

iHealthHome † "A comprehensive in-home monitoring and communication system designed for professional caregivers...enables client self-management to improve health and reduce total cost of care"

JLINC Labs † "the 1st truly interoperable and fully extensible enterprise platform for personal data rights management, JLINC fundamentally changes the nature of how personal data is exchanged on the Internet."

MatchUpBox † "At MatchupBox, we provide a communication and transaction platform for individuals and professionals based on the Blockchain process."

Maidsafe † "(Massive Array of Internet Disks - Secure Access For Everyone) is an open-source program (hosted on GitHub) that enables a decentralized internet platform.."

mediagoblin - "a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc."

Monax (Formerly Eris) † a platform "designed to support multiple blockchain clients connected to multiple blockchain networks with different smart contract interpreters all seamlessly connected to other microservices necessary to build, test, and run the ecosystem application such as key management systems and distributed data lakes."

MyInfoSafe † "Helps you organize & protect your personal information"

MyWave † "MyWave CMR puts the customer in charge of their data and the experience."

Neustar "Cooperation through trusted connections" †

NewGov.us - GRM, Government Relationship Management

0pii † "Zero Personally Identifiable Information, supported by decentralized user data"

Ourdata † "By coming together as a large consumer data union, we can get back our fair share of the billions of dollars being collected from selling and using our data. In addition, we can help publishers regain a large chunk of lost revenues from simple ad blocking."

Personal Blackbox † "Control your data and unlock its value."

PeerCraft † "A personal agent offering a set of commerce tools to its individual private users. The main purpose for Peercraft is to support Vendor Relation Management - the new trade paradigm allowing consumers to express their intentions and manage their purchases on their own terms."

Powr Of You † "Map your digital life & learn about yourself. Get rewarded and unlock the power of your data."

Reputation.com † - Service for controlling one's reputation online

Resolver - "Helps you solve issues against over 1,500 key services for free"

Shopsio † "It's the new way of shopping. All shops. One app." Launching in 2018.

SingleiD † A phone app. From the About page, "What all online users get with SingleID is empowerment: to be in control of their online identity and not to be forced down the endless corridors of registrations and identifications."

SmarterComplaints † "A service to help people and companies resolve disputes about products and services."

Spotflux † malware, tracking, unwanted ad filtration through an encrypted tunnel

The Banyan Project- community news co-ops owned by reader/members

TheGoodData † "Helps you control your personal data and make it work for a good cause"


TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal Web notebook

Ting † - customer-driven mobile virtual network operator (MVNO - a cell phone company)

The Trusted Cloud Company † "technology innovators focused on developing solutions that support personal data management"

Tucows † Parent of Ting and Hover

[1] Urqui.com † "now control your own security and function in the virtual world with greater confidence." (Note: for some reason MediaWiki turns Urqui's URL into a "1". Hoping for help fixing it.)

VirtualZero - Open food platform, supply chain transparency

WeMakeItSafer † - "Items I Own sends alert

Welcomer † "Private Data Dashboards show collected summaries of the personal data held by organisations and by individuals including the person themselves. The dashboard gives a summary of personal data with the ability to link through to the source data (where required)."

YouID † "a simple — but powerful — system for generating, managing, and controlling Web- and Internet-scale verifiable identity that's totally controlled by you. It makes you the master curator of your profile data and associated content indexes, without compromising your privacy."



EmanciPay - dev project for customer-driven payment choices

GRM: Government Relationship Management - subcategory of VRM

ListenLog - personal data logging

Personal RFP - crowdsourcing, standards

R-button - UI elements for relationship members


BlackPhone † "a secure starting point for your personal and proprietary communications. It combines a fortified Android operating system with a suite of apps designed to provide you with absolute privacy."

Databox "a technical platform enabling people to engage with the collection, management and consumption of personal data... personal, under the direct control of the individual whose data it holds." Also see

"How a box could solve the personal data conundrum."

Freedom Box - personal server on free software and hardware

Indie Box - run open-source web applications on personal server in your home

Personal Server - "Life is better when you have your own server and are in control of your digital life"

Protonet † - "we’ve built the hardware and software to eliminate the need for cloud services and for IT expertise."

Purism † - "the most ambitious hardware+software liberation effort ever undertaken, with a strong focus on security."

Scanadu † - A scanner packed with sensors designed to read your vital signs and send them wirelessly to your smartphone

Standards, Frameworks, Code bases and Protocols

arkOS A personal cloud operating system.

CloudOS An operating system for personal clouds and PICOs (persistent compute objects). Placeholder. More has been done with this. Need details.

cyanogenmod Replaces current Android install with one that's open source.

Enigma "...a decentralized cloud platform with guaranteed privacy. Personal data is stored, shared and analyzed without ever being fully revealed to any party." From MIT.

Etherium - "a platform and a programming language that makes it possible for any developer to build and publish next-generation distributed applications."

FinTP - "the first open source application for financial transactions"

HealthURL - "Helps for-profit and not-for-profit organizations navigate rapid change in medical device and health information technology to bring simple and fully connected products and services to market."

Digital Asset Grid S prototype for secure and accountable Intentcasting infrastructure, funded by SWIFT Innotribe. Is this still alive?

[IPFS, the InterPlanetary File System https://ipfs.io/] "the Distributed Web: A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open." [Source code https://github.com/ipfs/ipfs].

Evented APIs - "a new standard for live web interactivity." Is this still alive?

GoodRelations - "The Web vocabulary for e-commerce... a standardized vocabulary (also known as 'schema', 'data dictionary;, or 'ontology) for product, price, store, and company data that can (1) be embedded into existing static and dynamic Web pages and that (2) can be processed by other computers. This increases the visibility of your products and services in the latest generation of search engines, recommender systems, and other novel applications. New: GoodRelations is now fully compatible with the HTML5 microdata specification and can be used as [an e-commerce extension http://wiki.goodrelations-vocabulary.org/GoodRelations_and_schema.org] for the [schema.org http://schema.org/] vocabulary."

Hub of All Things (HAT) "Platform for a multi-sided market powered by the Internet of Things" and "understanding context and lived lives; new economic and business models; the future of connected things in the home; personalised products and services; data ownership and empowerment of the indiv

Oneswarm - privacy protecting peer-to-peer data sharing

JLINC protocol "provides signed agreements about how digital content can be shared on the internet, establishing data provenance: a chain of custody for data."

id3 - trust frameworks. Includes openPDS and Open Mustard Seed.

InfoGrid RESTful Web Graph database

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/persona/ Mozilla Persona] - a privacy-protecting one-click email-based way to do single sign on at websites

Owncloud "provides universal access to your files via the web, your computer or your mobile devices — wherever you are."

PeerStorage "The TCP/IP protocol was designed so that all connected devices could be both client and servers," and the idea here is to fix it. Is this still alive?

percloud "A free software, portable, personal alternative to centralized email, social networking and other Web services." Was at fund raising. Explained here.

[Schema.org http://schema.org/] "a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond. Schema.org vocabulary can be used with many different encodings, including RDFa, Microdata and JSON-LD. These vocabularies cover entities, relationships between entities and actions, and can easily be extended through a well-documented extension model. Over 10 million sites use Schema.org to markup their web pages and email messages."

Solid "Solid (derived from 'social linked data') is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles. Solid is modular and extensible and it relies as much as possible on existing W3C standards and protocols." Tutorial on Github.

[Sovrin distributed ledger https://sovrin.org/] "a distributed ledger technology (DLT) built for digital identity, used to register decentralized identifiers (DIDs) in the global XDI network, e.g. =!:did:sov:21tDAKCERh95uGgKbJNHYp or =markus."

[Tahrir http://tahrirproject.org/] — "aims to be a distributed, decentralized, scalable, and anonymous "workalike" for services like Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook"

[TAS3.eu — Trusted Architecture for Securely Shared Services http://tas3.eu/] - R&D toward a trusted architecture and set of adaptive security services for individuals

[Telehash http://telehash.org/ ] - standards, personal data protocols

[Tent http://tent.io/ ] - open decentralized protocol for personal autonomy and social networking

[UMA https://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/Charter] - "specifications that enable a resource owner to control the authorization of data sharing and other protected-resource access made between online services on the owner’s behalf or with the owner’s authorization by an autonomous requesting party, and to facilitate the development of interoperable implementations of these specifications by others. It is a particular priority in this effort to enable and empower individual people in the resource owner role, for the purpose of gaining personal control of his or her personal information."

[webfinger http://code.google.com/p/webfinger/ ] - personal Web discovery, finger over HTTP

[UBOS http://ubos.net/] - "a new Linux distro that aims to make it 10x easier to run server-side apps for yourself, or for your family, on hardware you own."

[XDI Protocol https://xdi2.org/] "The XDI protocol enables personal clouds, identity containers, agents, and similar concepts. It is based on a powerful identity graph that connects individuals, businesses, and relationships between them." Open source.


Analysts, Research Organizations, Investors and Consultants

Need to zero-base this, or lose it.


Customer Commons - "will host first party [terms http://customercommons.org/terms/] individuals can proffer in dealing with sites and services. These terms will be linkable (and sourced for use) by code in browsers and apps. Sites and services can agree to those terms automatically through their CRM, CX or other systems for engaging individuals. The model for this is Creative Commons, which plays the same role for copyright licenses."

Data Privacy Lab "a program in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University... to provide intellectual leadership to society in shaping the evolving relationship between technology and the legal right to or public expectation of privacy in the collection and sharing of data."

DIF—Decentralized Identity Foundation - Identity Foundation: "building an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices...decentralized identities anchored by blockchain IDs linked to zero-trust datastores that are universally discoverable."

Fing.org - VRM fostering organization in France

The H(app)athon Project "Connecting Happiness to Action"

Information Sharing Workgroup at Kantara - legal agreements, trust frameworks

MIDATA.coop "a secure open source IT platform controlled by not-for-profit cooperatives that empower its members to store and control access to their personal data."

Midata Innovation Lab "Working to give consumers better access to the personal data that companies hold about them. @ Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)."

Midata "Providing better information and protection for consumers. Organisation: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills"

Patient Privacy Rights - Patient privacy advocacy organization

Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium (PDEC) - industry collaborative

The Gov Lab - "The Governance Lab (the GovLab) brings together thinkers and doers who design, implement, and study technology enabled solutions that advance a collaborative, networked approach to reinvent institutions of governance."


IIW: Internet Identity Workshop - Twice-yearly unconference in Mountain View. Coming up on our 20th in April 2015.


† Indicates companies. Others are organizations, development projects or both. Some development projects are affiliated with companies.
A - creating standard
B - Using other standards
1 - EventedAPI