Tim Berners-Lee’s Inrupt Launches Enterprise-Ready Privacy Platform

Inrupt, a company founded by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, has launched the first enterprise-ready version of its open source Solid server.

According to the Inrupt website, “Solid is a technology for organizing data, applications, and  identities on the web,” offering the ability to secure your systems with auditing, end-to-end TLS encryption, and OIDC/OAuth access control features and support. 

Berners-Lee says the release of the Solid privacy platform “marks a huge milestone in Inrupt’s journey to deliver on my vision for a vibrant web of shared benefit and opportunity. … These technologies will fundamentally change how organizations connect people with their data and create value together.”

Early adopters of the technology include the BBC, NatWest Bank, the UK's National Health Service, and the Flanders Government. “Pilot partners have already started using this technology to build new products and services to benefit their users. Now the same opportunity is open to organizations all over the world,” says Inrupt CEO John Bruce.