Data Trust: an idea whose time has come
In a legal setting, trusts are entities in which some people (trustees) look after an asset on behalf of other people (beneficiaries) who own it. In a data trust, trustees would look after the data or data rights of groups of individuals. And just as doctors have a duty to act in the interest of their patients, data trustees would have a legal duty to act in the interest of the beneficiaries.
– MIT Technology Review
Dionysus Digital Health believes that our value is improving user’s health and wellbeing, not selling data or invading privacy. We believe this so deeply that we have founded an independent nonprofit, a Data Trust, that holds all of the data shared by our users in a legal trust. Its responsibility is not to Dionysus, but sole to the users and our shared mission to foster your health. Dionysus can never sell your data because we don’t own it—you do.