Personal Data Ecosystem Charter

From IdCommons


Personal Data Ecosystem Collaborative Consortium


To get this emerging personal data ecosystem to work for all, there are many interests that need to be brought forward, and different interests that need to be balanced. These include individuals, businesses, governments, advocacy groups, standards bodies, developers, personal data store service providers, government regulators, media, and others.

The purpose of The Personal Data Ecosystem Collaborative Consortium (PDECC) is to support all these interests being brought forward and to define the emergent market models, convergence around technical standards for personal data services and the policies that support them.


IC Principles:

  1. Self-Organization. Enable any working group to self-organize at any time, on any scale, in any form, around any activity consistent with the Purpose and Principles.
  2. Transparency. Fully and transparently disclose the Purpose and Principles of each working group, any requirement of participation, and any license or restriction of usage of its work product.
  3. Inclusion. Conduct deliberations and make decisions by bodies and methods that reasonably represent all relevant and affected parties.
  4. Empowerment. Vest authority, perform functions, and use resources in the smallest or most local part that includes all relevant and affected parties.
  5. Collaboration. Resolve conflict without resort to economic, legal, or other duress.
  6. Openness. Conduct, publish, and archive communications in a manner that facilitates open and trusted interactions within and across all working groups and the public Internet.
  7. Dogfooding. When feasible and appropriate, employ the work product of Identity Commons working groups to facilitate the operation and interaction of Identity Commons itself.

Additional Principles:


PDECC fulfills its purpose via:

  • Convening multi-stakeholder conversations:
    • Via the Podcast
    • at industry events
    • online in existing fora
      • blogs
      • mailing lists
    • online in fora it develops for this purpose
  • Providing knowledge resources for companies, users, and policy makers
    • Being a public repository of information in the emerging market place to help bring clarity
  • Providing cooperation space that brings coherence and common practices in order for the ecosystem to work for everyone.
    • Fostring key dialogues around critical issues like market models and legal frameworks.

Requirements of Participation and How to Join

  • General Mailing list.
  • The initial mailing list is going to be about standardization and open to those who are actually implementing.
  • The mailing blog is re-publishing work from around the web that focuses on this area.
  • We are working on a community governance/belonging model.

Licenses and/or Restrictions on Usage of Work Product

Public output of the community is by default licensed as Creative Commons with Attribution.

Current Deliverables and Milestones

  • Key Conversations around critical issues in the community.
  • Podcasts
  • Hub of Who's Who and which companies are working on what

Current Meeting Schedule

  • IIW in May

Current Membership

Individuals who work in Industry

  • Kaliya Hamlin
  • Iain Henderson
  • Mary Hodder
  • Phil Windley
  • William Heath
  • Drummond Reed
  • Paul Trevithick

Startup Companies

  • Mydex
  • Azigo

Public Companies

  •  ?

Current Stewards Council Representative and Alternate

Kaliya Hamlin Alternate: Iain Henderson

Current Links

Related Groups