The DataBox is a 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 project will run for 3 years and started in October 2016. Please see the homepage at

Recent Activity

: Cambio, OCaml and Karaoke at the MirageOS Marrakech Hack Retreat 2017
: Parsing the Email Standard with TypeBeat
: Databox Open-Source Software Community Launch
: MirageOS Hack Updates
: Databox Launch Event: 24th March, Cambridge
: MirageOS Hack Event 2017 in Marrakech
: MirageOS Hackathon - Trip Reports
: Who's got your mail? Mr. Mime!
: Personal Data: Thinking Inside the Box
: Regional Clouds: Technical Considerations
: Moana: A Case for Redefining the Internet Service Abstraction
: Lost In the Edge: Finding Your Way With Signposts
: Jackline: A secure instant messaging application, functional from the ground up
: MISO: The toolstack for distributed personal clouds
: Nymote: Git Your Own Cloud
: Git your own Cloud: Summoning Unikernels
: Nymote: Git your own Cloud Here
: Nymote: Git Your Own Cloud Here
: User-Centric Networking: Nottingham/Cambridge Workplan