The Privacy Revolution Starts Now

Respect Network to Launch World's First Global Private Cloud Network
Launch events set for London, San Francisco, Sydney, Berlin and Tel Aviv
2014-05-07 21:00 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the opening day of the Internet Identity Workshop in Silicon Valley, Respect Network announced that it will launch public registration for the world's first global private cloud network on June 23 with events in London, San Francisco, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Berlin.

A network similar to the global banking or email networks, the Respect Network will empower individuals and businesses anywhere in the world to share private data as easily as they can on Google, Facebook and other cloud providers, but with the assurance that their privacy will always be respected -- and that their personal data will never be sold or used in targeted advertising without their explicit permission.

The Respect Network has been in development for over three years by leading Internet architects and 50 founding partner companies including SwissCom, Neustar and NEC. Respect Network CEO Drummond Reed explains that this is a revolution in Internet privacy because it takes a fundamentally different approach to ownership and use of information than existing networks and cloud providers.

"The Respect Network is the only global data sharing network engineered from the ground up by what is called Privacy by Design. This can be distilled into three main points of difference -- all members own and control their own data in their own personal or business clouds; all sharing is over direct peer-to-peer connections under a standard legal framework to guarantee privacy; and the network is paid for directly by members rather than by advertising or data brokering."

Doc Searls, author of "The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge" and keynote speaker at the launch events, says this brave new world of the individual controlling the use of their own data will transform our experience of the Internet.

"The Respect Network heralds the beginning of the privacy revolution in information sharing and cloud computing by putting control back in the hands of people -- this is the first time individuals have the choice of not only where they store their information, but crucially, how."

The planned activities across the five cities include launch events with a keynote address by Doc Searls, immersion days with various sessions led by Respect Network CEO Drummond Reed, Chief Security & Privacy Architect Daniel Blum, Ctrl-Shift CEO Liz Brandt, Neustar CTO Mark Bregman, Meeco CEO Katryna Dow, SocialSafe Chairman Julian Ranger, fintech thought leader Peter Vander Auwera and other noted speakers. The immersion day will also feature a 'hackathon' led by Respect Network Lead Developer Markus Sabadello with CTO Andy Dale.


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About Respect Network

Founded in 2011 and now a coalition of 50 Founding Partners, the Respect Network is the world's first global private network of personal and business clouds. Its purpose is to empower members anywhere in the world to safely share sensitive private data over trusted private connections just as easily as they can share data publicly on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ today. Visit

Event Dates & Information

London: 23-24 June 2014

Monday, June 23:

Launch Celebration, City Hall The Living Room (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Tuesday, June 24:

Immersion Day, Level 39, Space 39, Canary Wharf (9am-4pm)

Hackathon, The Sandbox 2, Level 39, Canary Wharf (9am-5pm)

San Francisco: 30 June-1 July 2014

Monday, June 30:

Launch Celebration, The Exploratorium (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Tuesday, July 1:

Immersion Day, Terra Gallery (9am-4pm)

Hackathon, Terra Gallery (9am-5pm)

Sydney : 7-8 July 2014

Monday, July 7:

Launch Celebration, Quay Restaurant (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Tuesday, July 8:

Immersion Day hosted by AMPLIFY, Board Dining Room

AMP Building (9am-4pm)

Hackathon, Board Dining Room AMP Building (9am-5pm)

Tel Aviv: 14-15 July 2014

Monday, July 14:

Launch Celebration, The Container, Jaffa Port (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Tuesday, July 15:

Immersion Day, Nalaga'at Centre, Retsif Haaliya Hashniya,

Jaffa Port (9am-4pm)

Hackathon, Nalaga'at Centre, Retsif Haaliya Hashniya, Jaffa Port (9am-5pm)

Berlin: 21-22 July 2014

Monday, July 21:

Launch Celebration, PS-ZWO Skylounge (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Tuesday, July 22:

Immersion Day, Ellington Hotel Berlin (9am-4pm)

Hackathon, Ellington Hotel Berlin (9am-5pm)

Source: Respect Network