Data Sovereignty

A paradigm shift in managing user data.

We believe applications should be designed where:

  • User data remains private and confidential.

  • User data is not managed or controlled by a single entity.

Many people use privacy and confidentiality interchangeably, yet the two words and anonymity mean significantly different things. The differences matter when it comes to data ownership, rights, responsibilities, and protections.

Being anonymous does not guarantee privacy.

Anonymity – is ensuring that an individual is not known and cannot be identified.

Privacy – is the individual or an entity’s right to keep personal data to themselves and to not have their actions recorded or monitored.

Confidentiality – refers to controlling access to protected information that is shared between parties by consent.

Smart Vault: Privacy & Confidentiality

The Smart Vault by Lightstreams can be used by applications to manage access to protected information that is shared between people. Each application runs an instance of the Smart Vault that connects to a peer-to-peer network of other Smart Vaults. When permission is granted, data is transmitted directly between each person's Smart Vault in a peer-to-peer manner so that each persona has a copy of the data.

Unlike cloud services like Google Drive, DropBox or Sharepoint, there is no central intermediary acting as the central storage and conduit.

Learn more about the Smart Vault...

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