Vail, Colorado—July 16, 2012—Respect Network Corporation, a San Francisco based technology company, today announced it is forming a global network for the trusted exchange of personal data and has secured Neustar (NSR) and Swisscom (SCMN.VX) as founding partners. The announcement was made during the Open Identity Exchange Meeting taking place here during the 2012 Cloud Identity Summit this week.
Specifically, the Respect Network is the first network being built from the ground up to give people control of their personal data and the ability to realize that data’s value. Unlike centralized social networks, the Respect Network is a decentralized, multi-provider network much like today’s email or banking networks. Additional partners in the network include Kynetx, Gluu, The OpenXDI Project, Project Danube, The Customer’s Voice, Planetwork, and Bitworld. Ctrl-Shift and the Searls Group have also joined as lead consulting partners.
Founding partner Neustar is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecom, entertainment and marketing industries throughout the world.
Swisscom, the second founding partner, is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider and one of the most trusted brands in Europe.
Respect Network will be inviting select global brands to participate in this new consortium, enabling them to connect directly with customers in a way that has never been possible. For more information and details about participating, visit www.respectnetwork.com.
About Respect Network Corporation:
Respect Network is the world’s first trusted personal data network. All members subscribe to the Respect Trust Framework, the new model for personal data sharing that is listed with the Open Identity Exchange and won the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Individuals can join the Respect Network today through the Connect.Me personal recommendation service available at http://connect.me/.
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment and marketing industries throughout the world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers’ data to help them identify new revenue opportunities and network efficiencies, and institute cybersecurity and fraud protection measures. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.
Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, with 6.1 million mobile customers and around 1.7 million broadband connections, and is one of the most trusted brands in Europe. For more information visit swisscom.ch.