Datavest and Plan Another Way for Consumers To Sell Their Own Data

Data access is hot, so I’ll report on yet another scheme for consumers to sell their own data directly. This one’s a partnership between, which lets consumers import data collected about them by social media, financial, and wearable sites, and Datavest, a not-yet-released platform that will let users pool their anonymized data and then share in payments for its use. The deal was announced at the just-ended KNOW Identity conference, which apparently is dedicated to this sort of thing. Who knew the industry was big enough to merit its own conference?