UK start-ups compete to develop 'Right to be Forgotten' technologies

News by Doug Drinkwater

Big four consultancy EY has launched a new competition in which seven technology start-ups are invited to develop new technologies to solve regulatory challenges like the Right To Be Forgotten (RBTF).

The EY Startup Challenge starts today and will run for six weeks, during which time the shortlisted companies will receive access to EY clients and potential customers, mentoring and guidance, a curriculum of workshop sessions and access to EY's wider business – including advisory, tax, accounting and corporate finance, as well as access to the firm's entrepreneurial networks.

The programme has been developed in conjunction with Pivotal Innovations (based at Level39) and will see the Challenge winner be given the opportunity to receive a secondment of an experienced EY professional who will provide on-going, hands-on support. The successful company will also receive longer-term access to EY's network, resources and expertise.

The shortlisted companies are as follows:

  • Exonar ( – Exonar allows organisations to understand what information is important, where it is, and who has access to it
  • Mentat Innovations ( – Mentat is building a real-time machine learning infrastructure SaaS product
  • MyGravity – – MyGravity provides consumers a view of their digital self and provides companies a platform of services, products and technology to better use consumers' data
  • Privately – – Privately provides a platform that gives privacy to end-users by allowing them to delete social media posts from circulation
  • Sedicii – – Sedicii allows identity confirmation without having to reveal personal identifiable information
  • Yambina – – Yambina's Enterprise Data Management provides tools for mapping data sources, applying data transformations and applying rules to data and managing exceptions
  • QoiD – – QoiD provides a secure method for customers to manage and control access to their information stored with someone they trust or self-host

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