Krowdthink

Building privacy, security and trust in digital engagement
Fostering Trust Advocating Privacy Consulting on GDPR Innovating Co-location The Krowd App

Defining a privacy respectful business model for digital engagement





Krowdthink has been invited to speak at the following events:

MyData
Conference on human centric personal information management
IPEN
Workshop for Internet Privacy Engineering Network


Fostering Trust

Only a conscious commitment to empower customers can halt the current downward spiral of trust in digital engagement.

Backed by a commitment to build a product or service development culture that respects privacy built on security.

Advocating Privacy

Digital privacy is needed for a free digital society

Privacy will not become ubiquitous until it becomes a commercial asset

The first freedom should be from location tracking. No other data gives such deep insight to who you are



GDPR Consultancy

At Krowdthink we see the GDPR & the upcoming E-Privacy Regulation as a driver of market change, and change means business opportunity.

We are practitioners, experienced in building GDPR ready product and business models for a more heavily legislated era.

Our focus is SME’s, start-ups and their investors – for companies seeking to become GDPR ready, or due diligence support on ‘personal data use’ for current or prospective business investments.


Innovating Co-location

Unlocking location value for citizens & places, whilst sustaining location privacy, is achieved through the insight that it’s the co-location of people that is important, not their location

The Krowd App...


Smart Cities

The strategic challenge is to maximise the revenue opportunity for the local economy 



Fostering digital engagement in places keeps the data value local and maximises return on investment to the city.



Call us about our 5G localised digital economy project

Krowd Awards & Recognition


Top 50 Finalist (1000+ applicants)
London MillionPoundStartUp

Commended Finalist UKCeB Excellence Awards
Defence Information 2017

Top 20 Finalist UK DCMS Cyber Innovation Awards
InfoSecurity 2017

Our Blog

A Business Philosophy for a Better Internet
Simply put, its a place I can go and trust that I can lead a digital life that is as free as my real life is. However our digital freedoms, and consequentially our real w... (read more)
Redefining Trust in Digital Engagement
Krowdthink has spent a long time researching and thinking about how to build a business that is fundamentally trustworthy when delivering a digital service. This blogsumm... (read more)
A Philosophical View of Digital Society
We often get asked by investors, why don’t you take the easy option, you have a solid idea for localised digital engagement, just get the data, sell it and make us ... (read more)
Privacy Settings are a Privacy Failure
The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) being written into statute this month explicitly calls for those storing or operating on personal data to follow the 7 pr... (read more)
Wi-Fi Location Privacy as a Commercial Asset
The Big Data mentality that pervades almost all Internet deployment technologies, services and apps, tends to think of location data as the diamond in the Big Data treasu... (read more)
Privacy as a Commercial Asset
Lets start by making a fundamental statement of belief – The current state of the Internet with regards to the commercialisation of our data and every online intera... (read more)
Facebook, Social Networks and the Need for RIPA Authorisatio...
Originally posted on Blog Now:
Increasi... (read more)
The Connection between Trust and Privacy in Social Networkin...
At Krowdthink we have spent a long time trying to determine the answer to this question. The answer is that no-one should really trust any online service completely becau... (read more)
The Dirty Little Secret of Event Apps
No one uses them. Ok not quite true. But no-one has cracked the code of regularly getting more than 50% of event attendees to download and populate their apps for use ove... (read more)
Why pseudonymity is important for the Krowd
When we are in a crowd, most people around us are strangers, in effect they are anonymous to us in terms of their name and who they are. Yet we already know things about ... (read more)

Our Tweets

@AnnCavoukian Lots of other ideas - but in general, focus on the end user value being delivered by the PbD IoT process
@AnnCavoukian "Street-Safe IoT", uses the several connotations of 'street', and implies the value being sought to be brought to the end user
@AnnCavoukian Right idea...wrong name😎 Like anonymisation it will mean one thing to engineers and another to end users #misleading
@AnnCavoukian its PbD applied to IoT (good), but I did not read anywhere how consent was properly achieved so it feels like marketing spin.
Hard to see how Consentual IoT can be an answer. Most IoT are sensors remote from individuals and in effect are mas… https://t.co/tO1RTeedMc
@PrivacyMatters Excellent presentation - fully agree. We built The Krowd this way, including delivering location value without location data
Thank god Theresa May got neutered coz her cybersec policies are real perversions of the word privacy. https://t.co/tRlieDIwRD
Having spent 25 years ihelping to build what people now call #IoT devices I can only concur. IoT needs and Internet… https://t.co/wzfRcJJTlz
RT @ElaineEdwardsIT: People, please think about #privacy. It's not always just about yours. Sharing others' info on social media may impact…
RT @PrivacyPulp: URGENT: the Internet is doomed, unless we save it. July 12 defend #NetNeutrality! https://t.co/ucsQZAfXho https://t.co/UyF…
@AnneMarieMorris I draw you attn to 'Report on promotion & protection of the right to freedom of expression' sec 21 https://t.co/lq5MxfvXMj
@neil_neilzone This just out, very timely Report on promotion & protection of the right to freedom of expression https://t.co/lq5MxfvXMj
@neil_neilzone my biz I choose what risks to expose it to, & thats a function of risk to my users. When innovating best to play safe.
@neil_neilzone Our sokution was to ask new users to confirm age 16+. But how do we do that without requiring a full… https://t.co/2fJq6HCdTa
@neil_neilzone Please provide a legal definition of "inappropriate" that does not undermine freedom of speech. It h… https://t.co/KbglObHZSg
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