Valve

Why we like the Solid platform

Solid is a specification that lets people store their data securely in decentralized data stores called Pods. Pods are like secure personal web servers for data. When data is stored in someone’s Pod, they control which people and applications can access it.

The aims of the Solid project are in line with those of the Web itself: empowerment towards an equitable, informed and interconnected society. Solid adds to existing Web standards to realise a space where individuals can maintain their autonomy, control their data and privacy, and choose applications and services to fulfil their needs.

Your Pod: All your data, under your control

Any kind of data can be stored in a Solid Pod, from structured data to regular files that you might store in a Google Drive or Dropbox folder. People can grant or revoke access to any slice of their data as needed.