Aug 23, 2019
Pelle Braengaard is the CTO at uPort, which is working on the world’s first self-sovereign identity platform. It is commonly accepted that controlling our own identity—including data—is good for us as individuals, but is it also good for business? Currently, our personal data is stored in silos. Facebook has one set of information on us, while the IRS has another. But, as Braengaard puts it, “...if the user actually has access and has a right to their own data, they can also share it.” Is data property? Do we have a right to our own data? While the answers are complicated, Braengaard gets to the heart of the questions in this eye-opening episode.