Activism and entrepreneurship in favor of digital rights and data privacy on the Internet

Activism and entrepreneurship in favor of digital rights and data privacy on the Internet

We interview Sofía Prósper and Santiago Saavedra, the creators of the Tráckula Association which fights for digital rights, technological sovereignty and privacy on the Internet. They are currently also the founders of IUVIA, a Galician star-tup that plans to decentralize the cloud. Sofía, an architect by training, 5 years ago jumped from buildings to the world of technology. She has worked as a disseminator on art and technology at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Santiago is a computer engineer very involved in the world of free software since 2009. Both are awarded by the Data Protection Agency in 2018 and also creators of the podcast Nada que Esconder and co-editors of the Techtopías newsletter.

IUVIA was born as a consequence of wanting to get ourselves out of centralized cloud services. Wanting to protect our own data, the most sensitive, the photographs of a life, the information we have on our computer, our email. We realized that there were practically no alternatives other than setting up your own server, and that is not available to everyone. In other words, the conclusion was that no matter how much a person was aware of privacy, they had no accessible alternatives to be able to change their data management habits.

“The IUVIA philosophy has a lot to do with our slogan, Own your data, be free, be the owner of your information, be free”

 

 

IUVIA official site- https://iuvia.io/es-ES

Facebook: @IUVIA 

Twitter: @iuvia_

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iuvia/

  •   22/10/2021