Privacy by Design
A secure and user-centered solution «by design»: Cozy software code is free, which has 3 radical consequences.
First, experts can audit the code: there’s no black box effect.
Second, it allows every person to choose their host, which can be Cozy or any other reputable third party that offers hosting services (the user can self-host as well...).
Finally, like any free software project, this project is «forkable»; should Cozy Cloud fail to fulfil its commitments, the company would lose its users, who could go use the Cozy solution and have it hosted elsewhere.
Cozy does not ask users to simply take its word for it, it provides its users with much stronger guarantees! «You will stay because you can leave»