A new way forward for the fair handling of user data on the web
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There's room for improvement between panic and shoulder shrugging

Data scandal after data scandal, companies that know more about you than your best friends, elections that are manipulated, innocent people who lose their homes due to incorrect credit calculations, and others who are randomly made terror suspects by algorithms. Even our children’s harmless youthful sins can’t turn yellow in Mum's photo box anymore, but now follow them forever.

Leaving our innermost thoughts to companies that defy control is more than just naive. If you want to participate in digital life, there’s no option for zero data creation, and even so, gaps in your data may be filled with assumptions. Nationalisation isn’t a solution either - no state should have such power over its citizens.

So what do citizens want in the digital age? Secure and convenient digital products. Companies that pay taxes in their home countries. Local businesses that have a fair chance. In short, citizens want the benefits of digitisation, without the cost.

Technology that serves humans

Who knows what information about you, and what are they doing with it? polypoly makes your digital footprint understandable and usable. Data from the most diverse online sources, including social media and e-commerce sites, personal government data, and your own devices (smartphones, computers, and more), are combined with analyses of data usage.

But this is only the first step. As an alternative to the current system which uses opaque data silos on the servers of internet giants, we are creating a system that gives back sovereignty over data to each and every individual. This means your digital footprint is no longer imprisoned by individual providers - as a digital sovereign you make your data available, directly and in a controlled way, to various services and companies, if you wish to do so. Your digital privacy remains entirely on your own device, with no reliance on servers or the cloud. Nothing is beyond your control.

With polypoly, companies and citizens can finally work together in a fair and balanced way on the internet - with transparency, data security, and respect for the digital sovereignty of the individual.
Citizens
Never powerless on the web again

polypoly allows you to see, at a glance, who is handling your data and how:

  • While millions of passwords circulate on the dark web, you can immediately know whether you’re affected and what to do, with polypoly.
  • You can get back what should be yours and no-one else’s, from Facebook, Amazon, WhatsApp, Schufa, Google, and others - your data.
  • With just a click, you can transfer only the data you need while shopping online, and ensure that it’s later deleted in accordance with the law.
  • Online advertising is the Internet's goldmine. The only  ones who don't earn anything from it are the public. We'll change that.
Business
Fair trade also helps the economy

polypoly supports companies in developing new business models where the customer is a partner, on equal terms, and doesn’t unknowingly become a product.



The advantages of working with polypoly:

  • Decreased IT risks and costs
  • Cheaper and better data
  • Gaining a competitive advantage by investing in data privacy, which is no longer just a cost factor
  • Developing industry-specific features that you wouldn’t have been able to implement before, in a fully GDPR compliant way
Trade is when both sides benefit
Citizens
Never powerless on the web again
Business
Fair trade also helps the economy

polypoly allows you to see, at a glance, who is handling your data and how:

  • While millions of passwords circulate on the dark web, you can immediately know whether you’re affected and what to do, with polypoly.
  • You can get back what should be yours and no-one else’s, from Facebook, Amazon, WhatsApp, Schufa, Google, and others - your data.
  • With just a click, you can transfer only the data you need while shopping online, and ensure that it’s later deleted in accordance with the law.
  • Online advertising is the Internet's goldmine. The only  ones who don't earn anything from it are the public. We'll change that.

polypoly supports companies in developing new business models where the customer is a partner, on equal terms, and doesn’t unknowingly become a product.

The advantages of working with polypoly:

What is polypoly?

polypoly isn’t another cloud solution. polypoly doesn’t need a server to operate. polypoly isn’t a new service that wants to build and monetise yet another closed system.

polypoly is a new approach, based on a decentralised data storage system, that’s controlled by the respective user. polypoly is an open structure on which any new and old services can be based, with the aim of creating a fair, transparent, and socially meaningful use of data. polypoly reconciles data protection, property rights, and economic interests, while shattering the supremacy of existing data monopolists.

In addition to the already operating polypoly GmbH, which represents and bundles the interests of businesses via a participation and co-operation model, a separate co-operative is being set up. Users will automatically receive a share by installing the polypoly software, enabling the user to participate directly in our economic success. This model ensures data capital flows back into the European market. We want to build the public utility for data with a solid business model. No exit story, no hockey stick growth, no new internet billionaire. We’re committed to our users and businesses alike.

Stages in the development of polypoly

The development of polypoly is moving forward at full speed. A team of internet entrepreneurs and developers is working on the basic system and first applications.

This year, we’ll launch an application that shows users their digital footprint on the web. For the first time, people will be able to see what data they’ve left behind, and where it is - both intentionally and unintentionally.

polypoly’s core software has already been developed, and we are already collaborating with partners on further applications based on it.

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We appreciate receiving your interest, feedback, and ideas for co-operation. You can request our PR materials HERE, and send any proposals for development partnerships, investment, or other forms of co-operation.

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