Here at digi.me, we have three driving principles that inform and influence every step we take.
Two of them, you won’t be surprised to hear, are privacy and security – but the third is slightly less obvious. What is it? It’s interoperability, and it’s absolutely vital in the field of personal data ownership and control.
The ability for open data exchange, and for data from various platforms and businesses to be brought together in a reusable and useful format demands interoperability, which in itself requires common standards and ontologies.
If we are to bring (as we must to regain full control over our personal data) massively disparate sources of data together, and then require them to function together as a whole, at least for processing purposes, interoperability is the only way forward.
And so the work on advancing that becomes hugely important – which was a key reason behind digi.me joining the Kantara Initiative, as they are doing a great deal of pioneering work in this area.
Julian Ranger, Founder and Executive Chairman of digi.me, said: “It is important that we are leading the work to promote cross-businesss and cross-platform interoperability to allow individuals to maximise the use of their personal data whilst having full control.
“To this end, we have joined the Board of Kantara and are active within their Working Groups promoting development and adoption of standards for the Personal Data Ecosystem.”
Find out more about Kantara in this short leaflet summarising their most notable activities.