The Privacy Revolution Starts Now

                      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

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 7, 2014

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

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

"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.


For further information and details concerning the events, please contact
Tamsin White, tamsin@respectnetwork.comor +61 (0) 479 003 188 (GMT +10)

For media inquiries, please contact Louise O'Donnell, +61 (0) 438 121 684 (GMT +10)

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
Tuesday, June 24:         Immersion Day, Level 39, Space 39, Canary Wharf
                          Hackathon, The Sandbox 2, Level 39, Canary Wharf
San Francisco: 30 June-1 July 2014
Monday, June 30:          Launch Celebration, The Exploratorium
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
Tuesday, July 15:         Immersion Day, Nalaga'at Centre, Retsif Haaliya
                          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

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