The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World-Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.
We’re thrilled to announce that Transcend’s Data Privacy Infrastructure has been recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Software category as part of this year’s awards.
From Europe to India to California, and Brazil, data rights are spreading at an ever-increasing pace to protect individual freedom, agency, and privacy. Data right regulations can help to restore the power imbalances that can occur with unfettered data collection and usage, but what’s the point of having data rights if you can’t exercise them?
Transcend’s vision is a world where people everywhere are in control of their personal data. Our Data Privacy Infrastructure helps companies like Hashicorp, Patreon, and Indiegogo give their users full data rights, including access, erasure, and more. Plus, Transcend lets companies stay ahead of incoming privacy laws with regulation-agnostic privacy infrastructure that securely orchestrates data from wherever it’s held.
We’re thankful for the Fast Company team’s recognition of our work to make it simple for companies of all sizes and footprints to adopt privacy controls across their systems.
A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.
Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue (out May 10) highlights, among others, a lifesaving bassinet; the world’s largest carbon sink, thanks to carbon-eating concrete; 3D-printed schools; an at-home COVID-19 testing kit; a mobile voting app; and the world’s cleanest milk.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
About the World-Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact.