DE2: The Data Economic Zone

Data ownership matters. Communities matter. While the Internet has enabled people all over the world to connect with one another, friction in sharing data threatens the way we build economies and communities.

For this reason, Dataswift created the Data Economic Zone. The Data Economic Zone is a partnership of businesses, governments and people to facilitate growth and the creation of value from data ownership by individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and communities. The Data Economic Zone enable safe sharing and usage of data, harnessing the power of the digital realm but ensuring communities can stay safe sharing data online.

We see a time where the value of data is of benefit to everyone:We call this - the Data Economy.2.0An economy where everyone benefits from the value of data: individuals, organisations, governments and society at large.

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About DE2

Much like physical business and science parks, the Data Economic Zone is a hybrid digital/physical equivalent that aims to contribute to the economic growth of a community by increasing the level of economic activity and the productivity of the companies within it but with inclusivity and participation of individuals through data ownership. 
Data is an asset with great potential to drive renewal and economic growth. Ownership of that asset, whether by businesses or individuals, matter. The Data Economic Zone aims to evolve the Internet Economy into a data democracy that benefit communities of people and organisations coming together to create value.

The DE2

A special economic zone for data sharing based on principles of data democracy, sovereignty and property rights.

Business Data Passport

For organisations, businesses and government services in the community

Passport Provider

Enabling the value creation of data that is economic, social, human and societal, benefiting businesses, individuals and the community

Individual Data Passport

For every resident of the community to own and transact on their data

Verified Data Products

In the DE2, Individuals and Organisations are able to share data on demand with one another using data passports.

Personal data access, storage, and portability

The individual and business data passports are attached to every legal entity’s own personal data server. Individuals can signal intentions, attitudes, beliefs and motivations to businesses. And businesses can create and request for data as well as share data amongst themselves with full inclusivity of individuals where necessary.

New Data Economy

A new data economy within their community emerges through new apps and data collaborations through the data passports.

Why DE2?

The complexity of data regulation and the need for inclusivity have increased businesses sensitivity to the use of data while still needing to share data to improve productivity, create efficiencies, innovate and expand on their data assets.

Opportunity to create real value with data for everyone

The complexity of data regulation and the need for inclusivity have increased businesses sensitivity to the use of data while still needing to share data to improve productivity, create efficiencies, innovate and expand on their data assets.

The Data Economic Zone brings businesses and individuals together using Dataswift’s unique data infrastructure that is fully compliant with data regulations globally.

A unique data infrastructure and a new lane on the Information Superhighway

Dataswift had created a technology that made decentralized data ownership in the cloud possible, through personal or organisation data servers. That means real intellectual Property Rights over Data is now possible, enabling the data to be legally licensed. With clear IPR, contracts can now be created and data transactions can occur as a result. However, that means that the data that get transferred between data owners who are legal and natural persons (businesses and individuals) are subject to licensing and contract rules and therefore should have its own “lane” as it were, on the Internet. The ownership, licensing and transfer mechanisms for data at rest, in use and in transit underpins the data economic zone that is fully compliant with global data regulations. 

The Data Economic Zone (DE2)

A special economic zone with Dataswift’s unique data infrastructure based on principles of data democracy, sovereignty and property rights. The DE zone enable Businesses and individuals to be Data owners in their own right for licensing of data between themselves with standardised fair use and stewardship rules much like payment schemes  while also being able to incorporate community-led data policies.

Post Pandemic

The way individuals and businesses work together is changing!

Talent from everywhere


Businesses hiring globally

Remote from everywhere


Employees can live anywhere

Business from everywhere


The legal entity and the operating entity can now be fully joined up digitally and yet be separated physically

The Data Economy will be the biggest economy

“Embrace data-rich technology platforms” - McKinsey, May 15, 2020

"Get serious about protecting data" - World Economic Forum

“the battle for data supremacy should be reframed as a battle for data democracy.“ - Salesforce, May 18, 2021

Benefits of the Data Economic Zone

For Businesses

  • Reduce complexity of data sharing, create enhanced data capability for acquisition, engagement and insight
  • Collaborate with other businesses to improve effectiveness of data initiatives at lower costs and less friction without investing in expensive infrastructure
  • Create and monetise new data products 
  • Transact on data and gain its use without the need to store it.
  • Fully compliant with data regulations globally but under regulatory stewardship to enable individuals and businesses to move data everywhere in the world.

For Individuals

  • Reduce complexity of data sharing, create enhanced data capability for acquisition, engagement and insight
  • Collaborate with other businesses to improve effectiveness of data initiatives at lower costs and less friction without investing in expensive infrastructure
  • Create and monetise new data products 
  • Transact on data and gain its use without the need to store it.
  • Fully compliant with data regulations globally but under regulatory stewardship to enable individuals and businesses to move data everywhere in the world.

For the community

  • Highest levels of privacy and data protection for individuals, giving businesses the confidence to participate in the community’s DE zone 
  • Enable the community to become a leader in consumer trust, ensuring ethical and responsible handling of personal data 
  • Renew, regenerate and revive post-pandemic economy with the data economy

Partners and Data Economic Zones

Our Partners:

Our Data Economic Zones:

Create a data economic zone for your community

The DE2

  • World class expertise in market design and implementation: We help communities transform using our data collaboration frameworks for sharing data within their data economic zones. These frameworks provide automated and scalable stewardship of data sharing and collaboration that facilitate economic growth
  • Customised to suit communities data sharing context and purpose. We work with communities to craft their data strategy with rules and a communications plan to suit their community and to attract and enable businesses with inclusivity of individuals
  • Automated and scalable LegalTech, RegTech and EconTech. Our platform implements basic stewardship rules governing data at rest, in use and in transit within the zone while leaving the zone members to decide on policies that matter within their community.
  • Economic benefits from data sharing. With our unique data storage and sharing infrastructure that enable ownership of data, businesses and individuals collaborate with a more equitable, market-driven model within the zone
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