The greatest threat to the Internet economy is fear

We believe there is another way. Consumer confidence in Internet Services is falling. Businesses want to learn more about their customers but there are increasing privacy concerns around the data they hold. With more connected devices, the risk of personal data exposure grows. Fear and distrust is slowly poisoning interactions on the Internet.

Our Mission

Enabling HAT owners and HAT-enabled organisations to exchange data with privacy and security by implementing global operating standards for personal data exchange on the Internet so that the economy can thrive for the betterment of society

(Learn about the HAT here)

Create a Competitive Advantage with Personal Data

Give your Customers HAT Private ‘Microserver’ Data Accounts

We built the Milliner™ service to help organisations provision HATs from their own cloud infrastructure and to become trusted HAT service providers. Our white-labelled, open-sourced HAT dashboard and iOS app lets your customers view their HAT data with your own brand, logo and colour. All set up for you, within a week.

Do clever AI with the HAT’s privacy-preserving Data Transformation Capability

HATs can call on near-HAT Computation and functions for transformation of data that outputs only into the HAT. HAT Providers have no access to the data but they can request this data through the usual data debit, and only for the data that is relevant. Privacy preserving and Meaningful consent.

Be a Multi-sided Market

Our DEX service lets companies create an exchange platform for all types of personal data e.g. being a Health personal data exchange, a Financial personal data exchange, linking companies with HAT owners and create new revenue streams for the benefit of both sides. Ideal channel to unlock the potential of IoT data, with full control and cooperation of customers themselves.

Directly exchange data with HAT owners

We built DataBuyer to demonstrate how privacy-preserving data buying can work. DataBuyer sits on the DEX service and lets companies offer benefits for past data and even future data, influencing digital action (currently on beta testing). DataBuyer is a new model for data acquisition, one that is based on complete transparency, direct communication, and fair reimbursement. Read More

HATDeX Technology Suite

HAT (open sourced)

Trusted and open core * Versatile for any personalised applications * Continuously evolving for greater control and function * simplified Data input into, and querying from the HAT * complex and interlinked data records as APIs * fine-granularity filters to pick data of interest Read More


HAT Dashboard to visualise all the information in the HAT * HAT users can manage their Data Plugs and track incoming data from various Internet services and applications * HAT users can search their locations from the point they connected their locations Data Plug * Generic Dashboard for all HAT providers * open-sourced * white labelling for organizations Read More


Receive the log for all HAT API activity to ensure speedy, secure and smooth data exchanges * Automated, on-demand, real time data exchanges on instruction by HATs, HAT apps and HAT Providers * Interoperability between HAT Provider accounts * servce as the 'swift' equivalent in banking for data exchanges Read More


HAT Apps Catalog and listing * HAT data plugs listing * Developers support through developers portal * Community engagement and support * knowledge base repository, photos and videos * HAT case studies Read More


Create offers, giving a reward or service to users in exchange for specific data * Closely target those offers according to age, location, gender or profile data, and request specific data values contained within users’ HAT databases * As well as data values, offers can request survey or questionnaire answers from users * Use a clear, easy to use form to set up the offer you want Read More


Enabling brand owners to be the Private Data Account provider * Secure, scalable and optimised infrastructure on the cloud * Industry-proven security and auditing * Third-party reviewed, certification in the future * issue global unique HAT IDs for all HAT users via their HAT Providers worldwide * provision HATS-as-a-service or HATs-on-Demand if required Read More

Our Management Founders

Irene Ng Chairman & Chief Economist,
Irene Ng Chairman & Chief Economist, Economic/Business Models; Product Design; Ecosystem design; Strategy; Marketing
Paul Tasker Chief Executive,
Paul Tasker Chief Executive, Legal; Finance; Operations
Andrius Aucinas Head of Engineering,
Andrius Aucinas Head of Engineering, Software Engineering; Systems; Optimization
Xiao Ma Chief Technology Officer,
Xiao Ma Chief Technology Officer, Technology Management & Planning; Business Development  

What others say

Financial Times

“If the HAT project’s model of data as a form of currency comes to pass, it will represent a turning point for businesses that have so far been helping themselves.”

Digital Catapult

“This HAT project has the potential to redefine the way that the Internet works. It’s a true breakthrough movement.”


“The platform allows the effective brokering, exchanging or monetising of personal data to benefit individuals, giving individuals a voice in the commercial world.” 


“With the dawn of the Internet of Things, it’s time to take control of our connected lives and start benefiting from the new data rules. May be its now time to put The HAT on!!!”

1700000 Supporting grant £
2337 Community size
54839 £ Raised on Indiegogo
45 Community investors
21 Months since birth
12 Team size
8 Founders
6 Founders with PhDs
27 Age of youngest founder
60 Age of oldest founder
5 HAT Providers in 2017
2300000 £ New HAT research in 2017

Our Recent Posts

  • DEX v1.1
    17th October 2017 / Comments Off on DEX v1.1 / Uncategorised

    DEX gets more involved in helping manage HAT-related activities: – Adds API endpoints for orchestration of certified applications across HATs after the initial setup – Adds tagging of HATs with DEX-specific data using normal HAT data APIs – Creates a way of listing all data available across all the HATs via V2 APIs – Handles

  • HAT 2.4.1
    6th October 2017 / Comments Off on HAT 2.4.1 / Uncategorised

    The HAT 2.4.1 release adds a few small but important improvements: – Adds API endpoints for migrating data to API v2 structures and automatically copies all new data coming in to old APIs to new ones – Adds privileged API methods to manage certified applications – Cleans up and reenables continuous integration and tests, along

  • HAT iOS v 2.3.1
    25th August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    HAT v2.3.1 (Rumpel Lite iOS) From here on HAT will be having weekly updates • Added ability to filter Facebook or Twitter feed by date (and in my Story) • New UI for iPad • UI Fixes • Performance Improvements GitHub release here

  • Web Rumpel v3.1
    21st August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Rumpel v3.1 Release Notes Rumpel™ is a private dashboard for your HAT data. It is the browser through which you can view, manage and create actions using the data stored in your HAT. What you can do with Rumpel: * Stuff data into your HAT; claim your data from Internet companies and make it useful

  • HATTERS v2.1
    21st August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Additional content in the HATTERS – MadHATTERS newsletter automatically pulled in from MailChimp content – Links to Mailchimp signup forms and an automatic popup

  • Rumpel Lite iOS app v2.3 (renamed the HAT iOS app)
    19th August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Rumpel Lite is an iOS demonstrator app for the HAT. # What’s new in version 2.3: Rumpel Lite will be renamed ‘the HAT’ in this version, to reflect the full capability of the HAT – split notes from private logging of notes (top secret logs) to notes for posting on social media (social media control) –

  • Podcast with the Internet-of-Me
    18th August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Wherever I lay my HAT This is a podcast of Professor Irene Ng with Simon Carroll at the Internet of Me The Hub of All Things (HAT) is on a mission to create a better internet that is better for people and businesses by putting fairer and more efficient Internet of Me spoke to Irene

  • DataBuyer v2.0
    18th August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Released 16 August 2017 Release notes New features in this release: Reworked API data structures, authentication procedure and available endpoints Revamped offer creation flow for data buyers Fresh user interface Supports offer filters based on merchant code Coordinates offer management with DEX service Collects available offer data from HATs and stores it in a private

  • HATTERS v2.0 release
    18th August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    HATTERs gets streamlined with v2.0 – A completely new User Interface for getting a HAT – Rebuilt backend for API-based interactions – Modular membership options support based on rumtime dependency injection for extensibility and different payment/subscription methods – Rebuilt Database Access Layer for typesafe abstractions

  • HATDeX Product Road Map
    18th August 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    August – November 2017  

  • Milliner v1.4.0
    28th July 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Released 28 July 2017 Release Notes CloudFormation infrastructure revamped to match security guidelines Patching Policy setup for daily updates DDoS mitigation via default AWS services Clarified policies: Data Location policy Backup Location policy Data Retention policy Implemented Log retention and Archiving Improved Database monitoring features Improved HAT scaling monitoring features Setup Host Intrusion Detection System

  • DEX v1.0.0
    31st May 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Release Notes What’s New in Version v1.0.0 The first release of the Data Exchange separated out from the old MarketSquare Ports exchange-related functionality over to DEX, including: HAT registration and tracking DataPlug registration, listing and setting up with HATs Base Offer registration, listing and setting up corresponding Data Debits with HATs HAT Statistics reports handling,

  • HAT Data Browser v2.0 ‘Rumpel’ available on the app store and online
    8th February 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    8 Feb 2017: The Hub of All Things (HAT) today announced the release of version 2.0 of its Data Browser, ‘Rumpel’. Rumpel is the private dashboard for users’ HAT data, allowing HAT personal data store customers view and manage their personal information, whilst providing a valuable case study for the viability of the HAT’s privacy-preserving

  • Reaching Normality
    6th February 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    For the longest time, the HAT has talked about personal data stores — monetising our data, exchanging our data, owning our data, and controlling our data. But there’s a problem. Every personal data store is always asked, whether by potential customers, investors, or analysts, to be built around a use case. Sure. We get that.

  • Noggin, HATDeX to bring personal data monetization to Singapore
    6th February 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Noggin, HATDeX to bring personal data monetization to Singapore   6 Feb 2017, 0945hrs: In an MOU signed earlier this week, HATDeX and Noggin Asia have formalized their plans for a service provider relationship that will bring HAT technology to Singapore. Noggin will work with HATDeX to create a new personal data

  • B.heard champions personal data empowerment as new HAT provider
    24th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     24 Jan 2017, 1745hrs: In an MOU signed today, The HAT Foundation is pleased to announce that B.heard, the consumer champion platform that collects and actions public opinion, will become the latest organisation to start using HATs to give its customers transparency over the full information that companies have on

  • A new data infrastructure for personal data exchanges
    24th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Privacy could be unworkable. One of the paradoxes of a privacy-preserving data exchange is that users can be private to the point that the exchange is unworkable. The analogy goes like this: think of your HAT as a private cabin in the woods. You get your privacy, but if you do not have a way of

  • HATDeX – A Review of the Year 2016
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    What a year this has been. Back in February, when the HAT project ended, and was passed from the 6 Universities to the HAT Foundation, we knew that translating 6 briefing papers, developing the tech and implementing the design principles into an actual ecosystem was going to be a challenge of huge proportions. 2016 was

  • What do I do with my HAT?
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    So you’ve got your HAT, what do you do now? I thought I’ll pen a few notes to help you get started. First thing I did was to go to Rumpel, my private dashboard. On the top corner, you will see ‘New to Rumpel’. Click on it and it will give you an overview of

  • The NextGen Digital Challenge Awards
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    As you may have seen from our delighted Social Media posts recently, HAT has received recent accolades in the form of the O2 NextGen Digital Challenge awards. The awards was accompanied by a fantastic evening in the company of the upcoming experts in the digital field. The categories for the evening including Digital Healthcare, Economic

  • HATDeX Business Solutions
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Organisations store and use a lot of personal data. This is necessary, because providing customers with services will inevitably result in the creation of the data. However, this comes with risks as well, because they would need to secure it and ensure it is private. These risks are not only costly, they also result in

  • EPSRC Press Release
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Revolutionary web browser lets you lead a smarter life when you get a HAT View the article on the EPSRC site here   RUMPEL, a ground-breaking hyperdata web browser that makes it simpler for people to access and use online data about themselves, is being rolled out to the public this month.   RUMPEL gives

  • Beta Release of HATs, Rumpel and MarketSquare
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    We are pleased to release HATs with Rumpel™ and MarketSquare™ today for testing by the beta community. If you have purchased an instant beta HAT, or signed up as a HAT beta user, you should have received an invitation code to sign up here (click here to know why do you need

  • HATDeX Economic and Revenue Model
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    HATDeX is tasked to manage and grow the HAT ecosystem. We are very clear that we must align our economic incentives with that of HAT users so that the more they benefit, the more we do. Since individuals benefit in ways that are also non financial (eg sharing things), we must also ensure that free

  • Oh, what a launch night!
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    On the 16th of February the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) hosted a fantastic evening in The Shard, one of London’s most illustrious venues, to mark WMG’s handover of the HAT to the HAT Foundation and The HATDeX.   The night bagan with enjoyable Networking between the HAT team, those interested in the project and those

  • Grab Your Data
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Signup and grab your HAT personal data manager today! Today’s world of connected things and connected people is propelling us towards the Internet-of-Everything. But is it really giving us better organisation and coordination of our lived lives1. No, not really. Because we can’t actually connect our data nor look at it all together. Only

  • Customer Data – A Burning Platform
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Be an early adopter of HAT – contact HATDeX! or email [email protected] Lots of data opportunities going wasted The IoT isn’t smart. The advent of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) in today’s world of connected things and connected people has made it possible for firms to harvest lots of real-time customer data – information from people

  • Why your data must be yours
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    In modern society our data seems almost ethereal. It is a mysterious cloud of one’s and zero’s that pickpockets our phones and processes it to pinch our personality, prying through our private conversations, with enough vigor to promote paranoia… okay. I’ll go easy on the alliteration. But this data dystopia (sorry) we’ve found ourselves in

  • We are live!!!!!!
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    PRESS RELEASE: The HAT Foundation launches Crowdfunding Campaign to help individuals take control of their digital lives and claim back their data from corporations. TUES, Feb 16 – The HAT Foundation has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to mobilise a social movement to put the power of the internet back into individual hands. Link to

  • Welcome to HATDeX
    13th January 2017 / No Comments » / Uncategorised

    Welcome to HATDeX, watch this space for new information.

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