Media release: Cybersecurity experts to help develop a Personal Data Browser


TOP cybersecurity experts at Edinburgh Napier University are to collaborate with Trisent in order to deliver an unique Personal Data Browser product.

Trisent, a Scottish start-up software company, has announced a collaborative project with cybersecurity expert, Prof. Bill Buchannan OBE at Edinburgh Napier University.

Trisent is developing an unique Personal Data Browser using systems architectures and technology developed in partnership with Edinburgh Napier.

The Personal Data Browser helps customers to collect all of their personal data, make it secure and useful.

Trisent was launched in response to demand from the current four billion people that are estimated to use the internet and 2.8 billion that are understood to have smartphones.

These customers generate large volumes of personal data and need tools to consolidate and store this data. The commercial software start-up is putting security first by enlisting one of Scotland’s top cybersecurity experts, Prof Bill Buchanan.

Gordon Povey, CEO and founder of Trisent, said: “This collaboration is important to us commercially because customers need to trust companies that process their personal data.

“With this project, data resilience and security will be raised to levels that are currently unattainable by other companies. We will also be providing high levels of transparency in how data is being gathered and used. Building high levels of trust with our customers clearly gives Trisent a major commercial advantage.”

Speaking of the partnership, Prof Bill Buchanan OBE said: “We are keen to work with Trisent because we believe in their citizen focussed approach to personal data and Edinburgh Napier has internationally leading expertise in data encryption, cybersecurity and blockchain, and so this collaboration will allow us to jointly develop the safest system in the world for your personal data.”

Trisent has already developed an automated personal diary system for individuals concerned about the privacy of their data.The new Personal Data Browser will work in a similar way by automatically consolidating personal data from many sources, organising it by context and providing the owner with a browser to view, search and analyse this data. In the future this will also provide the capability to use personal data in the personalisation of external services such as internet search.

Founded in 2016 and based in Scotland, Trisent plans to launch a beta version of the Personal Data Browser in the summer, followed by the release of the full product later in the year.


For more information contact: Gordon Povey, 07803 904 486 ,

About Trisent

Trisent is a start-up software company based in Scotland and founded by serial entrepreneur, Dr Gordon Povey, in 2016 to help the world’s estimated four billion internet users collect all of their personal data, make it secure and useful. The company has developed patent pending technology called the Personal Context Management System and the Personal Data Browser is being built on this technology.

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About Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University, which takes its name from the brilliant 16th century mathematician, John Napier, has more than 19,000 students from more than 130 countries. Its six Edinburgh-based Schools are spread across three campuses, and it also has transnational education partnerships in Hong Kong, China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore and Switzerland. Teaching programmes have strong links with industry, and more than half of the university’s research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework review.

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