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Apr 23, 2019

This week, on a riveting edition of Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast Raf sits down with Richie Etwaru, a human data ethicist and Founder and CEO of

What's a human data ethicist, you ask? Listen to the podcast, and find out.

Highlights from this week's show include...

  • Richie walks us through data ownership as a fundamental human right, including why now is the right time in history
  • Raf and Richie discuss the principles of data ownership and how they're different from privacy or security
  • Richie discusses data ownership as a great leveling factor for society
  • SO much more...


  • Richie Etwaru - Richie Etwaru is a human data ethicist and the Founder & CEO at where he is responsible for vision, strategy and execution focus for the company. He is driven to reshape the world by creating a new data economy, where inherent human data is legally human property.

    He has held c-level roles at Fortune 500 companies for two decades, and serves as advisor to venture capitalists, startups, governments, academia, and large organizations on transitioning to Trust Companies.

    Richie’s book Blockchain Trust Companies, Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself (2017) is used by universities, consulting organizations, and governments, and his TEDx talk Blockchain Massively Simplified has been viewed almost 1 million times.