Solid PODs

A decentralized solution for autonomous, private, individual data ownership on the web.

Reframing How Data is Stored on the Web

Organization, retention and access to user data is an essential part of web engagement. As data privacy concerns continue to rise in the digital age, Solid PODs offer an enhancement to individual data management. Through a decentralized framework, PODs embolden users to control who and what can access their stored data. This system simultaneously compliments the development of new and improving applications as it allows developers to prioritize user engagement over data management. Reframing data access around permission controls characterizes Solid PODs as a sociotechnical system for autonomous, private individual data ownership.

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How Does Solid Work?

Understand how the Solid team is leveraging the existing infrastructure and protocols of the web to decentralize data storage.

Where Can I Learn More?

Discover more about the Solid Project with this curated list of journal articles, trade publications, and YouTube videos.

What Is Solid's Impact?

Learn about the Solid PODs’ sociotechnical network map as it creates a system for autonomous, private individual data ownership.

About This Site

Meet our team and understand the motivations and guiding principles behind our analysis of Solid.

What Do Experts Say?

View our discussion with privacy expert, Dr. Meg Leta Jones as we discuss the future of Solid and potential implications of this technology.