LOS ANGELES – April 28, 2015 — Today, Private.me, a consumer-focused data privacy company, announced the availability of an API that uses a proprietary privacy platform to give businesses and their users unprecedented data protection. This is the first service of its kind to enable businesses in providing control to individuals over the privacy of their personal data.
The API is flexible, free of licensing fees, and boosts consumer trust while reducing a business’s own data storage risks and responsibilities. “A company’s commitment and ability to protect its users’ data is a major business issue and an opportunity with huge financial implications across every industry,” said Rob Neivert, Chief Operating Officer of Private.me. “Similar to PayPal, Private.me’s API gives users a common control panel for their data and allows them to use the service with a variety of other providers to gain confidence in their interactions with them. Businesses that use the API demonstrate care and protection of personal data and this enables them to differentiate themselves, win customers’ trust and become bigger players in their space.”
Private.me’s API offers companies a clear competitive advantage by giving them the freedom to develop other aspects of their organizations without the heavy resource and infrastructure requirements that come with data storage management. Private.me’s patent pending Dispersed Storage System, accessed through the API and used across Private.me’s portfolio of privacy tools, is designed to require explicit permission in order to recall a user’s data. Otherwise, the system keeps information inaccessible to any unauthorized entity and protected from potential cyber threats. All information from an individual is encrypted, sliced and distributed for storage among a series of vaults managed by nonprofits that have been established with the mission of stewarding user data.
Private.me’s API is easily integrated into SaaS systems, is flexible to meet the data structure and privacy needs of any size online service provider, and can scale with growing businesses. Companies may also choose to offer the added data privacy service to their entire user base or to individuals on an opt-in basis.
For more information, please visit: https://we.private.me/api/
Private.me is a secure hub of online privacy tools that are designed to keep an individual’s personal data private and secure. Using a patent pending system, Private.me delivers forgetful web services that allow users to control who can access their private data, so that they’re free to enjoy online activities without jeopardizing their personal information. Private.me’s API offers the dispersed storage system benefits to companies that store user data.