Databox Hack-an-app booth during Mozilla Festival 2016

Come and check out our platform, prototype, and exemplar apps at Mozilla Festival 2016! Databox and BBC will host the Hack-an-app session, and The Kitchen Databox Demo at “A Tale of Two Cities: Dilemmas in Connected Spaces” session.



Friday, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Dilemmas In Connected Spaces, Floor 6 – 603

Saturday, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dilemmas In Connected Spaces, Floor 6 – 603
The Future Of The Web
Saturday, 3:15pm-4:15pm
Dilemmas In Connected Spaces, Floor 6 – 603
Saturday, 4:30pm-8:00pm
Dilemmas In Connected Spaces, Floor 6 – 601
Sunday, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Dilemmas In Connected Spaces, Floor 6 – 603
Sunday, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Dilemmas In Connected Spaces, Floor 6 – 601

Full details of the kitchen demo are available on:

Databox Project Launch Event

The Databox project launch event will be held on Monday 31st October, right after MozFest2016, at the IET London: Savoy Place.

The agenda will be as follows:

12:30 Arrival and lunch
13:30 Opening talk:  Vision, progress overview, aims, partnerships (Slides)
14:00 Demos, posters, and exemplar apps from MozFest
14:30 Tea Break
14:45 Panel: industry partners & advisory board
15:00 Databox Q&A open forum
15:30 Conclusions
To attend, please register on:
We look forward to seeing you there!

Savoy Place

+44 (0)20 3733 7869


Databox Project (starting October 2016)

Databox project is a new £1.5M EPSRC project led by Dr. Hamed Haddadi (QMUL) in collaboration with Dr. Richard Mortier (University of Cambridge) and Professors Derek McAuley, Tom Rodden, and Andy Crabtree (University of Nottingham) who will explore the development of the Databox as means of enhancing accountability and giving individuals control over the use of their personal data.

The Databox envisions an open-source personal networked device, augmented by cloud-hosted services, that collates, curates, and mediates access to an individual’s personal data by verified and audited third party applications and services. The Databox will form the heart of an individual’s personal data processing ecosystem, providing a platform for managing secure access to data and enabling authorised third parties to provide the owner with authenticated services, including services that may be accessed while roaming outside the home environment

The Databox project will run for 3 years and starts in October 2016. It is funded by EPSRC, Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy theme. Industry partners include the BBC, BT, Microsoft Research, and Telefonica. The project is also supported by the Internet Society, Cornell Tech, and the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. The open source platform and app ecosystem code will appear on the repository on GitHub.

Hamed Haddadi, Heidi Howard, Amir Chaudhry, Jon Crowcroft, Anil Madhavapeddy, Derek McAuley, Richard Mortier, “Personal Data: Thinking Inside the Box”, The 5th decennial Aarhus conference (Aarhus 2015), August 2015, available on arXiv [paper , MIT Technology Review, Guardian]