Hu-manity.co Launches European Operations to Bring Data Property Ownership Throughout the Continent
Published: Oct 09, 2018
The team will be led by Sheli Gupta, a visionary entrepreneur with deep expertise, respect and connections within the healthcare industry.
“Europe looks at data differently than the U.S. and GDPR is a great example of this difference. As a result, it is essential to have a physical presence in the European market to ensure the #My31 movement has support and understanding from the houses of parliament to the boardrooms of healthcare companies to the cafes and pubs,” Gupta says. “There are numerous unique cultural, legal and ethical realities that need to be embraced in order for data property ownership to become a widespread reality throughout the continent.”
Because Hu-manity.co will first focus on personal data ownership within the healthcare industry, the European team includes an impressive mix of healthcare insiders who will act as liaisons to bring the 31st Human Right to life:
- Ed Godber – Liaison, Trust & Value
- Dr. Nick van Terheyden – Digital Health Liaison
- Denise Silber – Digital Health Liaison
- Richard Adams – Liaison, Industry Transformation
“European laws already place the power of property ownership in the hands of the individual, in contrast to most US laws where currently, data ownership is given to the entity collecting the data,” says Ed Godber, who has continued his family’s legacy of supporting public healthcare policy as his grandfather helped pioneer the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. “Despite the important steps GDPR initiated for data ownership in Europe, there needs to be a clear mechanism for individuals to control and manage how their data is used. That is where Hu-manity.co fits in to the equation brilliantly.”
The #My31 app empowers people to control how their data is used. It even creates a digital title for their data, which works just like the title for a car; it is a document of property ownership. The app is available for download on Google Play and the iPhone version is available for beta testing here. Both are free to download and use.
The app is currently available only in the U.S., but will be available in Europe and beyond in the coming months.
Hu-manity.co is the world’s first and only organization developing human rights and corollary sovereign laws in a decentralized manner on blockchains. The company has headquarters in New Jersey, USA and operates in multiple countries. The leadership team includes over two dozen senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, academic scholars, and senior policy advisors from North America, Europe, Australia and Africa. The vision of Hu-manity.co is a world where the next generation of human rights and policies emerge from a balance of centralized power and decentralized technologically empowered communities. The mission is to create the 31st Human Right in a decentralized manner as an example for other organizations and visionaries to follow.
31st Human Right:
“Everyone has the right to legal ownership of their inherent human data as property.”
For more information please visit https://hu-manity.co.
Glenn Zimmerman, +1-800-946-9152
Chief Communications Officer