07587366 is referenced by 50 patents and cites 27 patents.

A system and method for providing an information vault so that individual owners of personal data may control and manage the access and dissemination of the personal data and provides for the owner of the personal data to receive compensation for the use of the personal data, thus, in effect, the personal data becomes a valuable commodity analogous to money. A business model is provided that allows competitive, unbiased trusted third parties whose business is protecting the information analogous to how a commercial bank protects money. Centralized protected storage of personal data is provided, thereby minimizing the number of copies that may be in existence. Second party access to the centralized storage of personal data may be made on-demand, as required for commerce, with a provision for assessing fees for accesses.

Title
Secure information vault, exchange and processing system and method
Application Number
10/965592
Publication Number
7587366 (B2)
Application Date
October 14, 2004
Publication Date
September 8, 2009
Inventor
John D Wilson
Houston
TX, US
Christopher I Schmidt
Friendswood
TX, US
Clifton Grim III
Seabrook
TX, US
Agent
Greenblum & Bernstein
William E Scheisser
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06Q 30/00
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