SOURCE: Janrain


February 25, 2015 09:00 ET

Janrain Awarded With the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal

One of the First Social Data Privacy Platforms Verified by Industry-Leading Third Party

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - Janrain, the leading provider of Customer Identity Management technology, today announced they have been awarded the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal, signifying their platform fully complies with TRUSTe's industry-leading third party privacy best practices. TRUSTe is the leader in global Data Privacy Management, powering privacy compliance and trust by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Privacy and security have been important to Janrain since the company's inception as an outgrowth of their expertise on identity and authentication. Janrain's certification marks one of the first times TRUSTe has verified social data privacy.

"Research shows that consumers are more concerned about online privacy now than ever before," said Chris Babel, CEO, TRUSTe. "As consumer trust continues to fall, it is important that companies recognize the importance of protecting consumer privacy through transparency. By allowing customers to display the TRUSTe Privacy Certification Seal on their online properties, Janrain is proving its commitment to privacy best practices."

Janrain has a long history of focusing on protecting identities in client data and has taken the next step in assuring their customers' social data is being collected and used in a safe and reliable way. Customers now have the added confidence their information is protected on the Janrain platform.

"Janrain has long supported open standards for identity, and we believe in openness and transparency with clients, end users, and other stakeholders," said Larry Drebes, CEO of Janrain. "It was important for us to work with a third party that promotes privacy with an open, best-practices approach. TRUSTe's certification enables us to drive engagement, adoption, and trust with current and prospective users."

The certification consists of the following standards:

  • Ensures privacy measures are in place to protect any collected and stored data for services (such as websites and profiles)
  • Ensures measures are in place to authenticate the identity of users accessing stored data
  • Verifies that third parties are not able to access data without proper consent from consumers
  • Ensures proper disclosures and consent are in place when collecting and controlling data from websites and profiles
  • Includes an assessment of compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements against EU Safe Harbor principles

The full list of TRUSTe's regulatory and industry standards can be viewed at

Janrain customers have the option to display the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal to users across all touchpoints to their platform (such as on social login page, registration form, etc.), including mobile devices and platforms.

To learn more about Janrain's security and privacy practices, please visit

About Janrain
Janrain makes it easy to know your customers and personalize every interaction. Our Customer Identity Management Platform helps companies build a unified view of their customers across all devices by collecting accurate customer profile data to power personalized marketing. The platform encompasses social login, registration, customer profile data storage, customer insights, single sign-on, and user-generated content. Janrain powers customer identity management for brands like Universal Music Group, Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel, Mattel and Dr. Pepper. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, Bangkok and Redwood City, CA. For more information, please visit and follow @janrain.

About TRUSTe
TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Our SaaS-based DPM Platform gives users control over all phases of data privacy management from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Our DPM Services, including assessments and certifications, are delivered by an expert team of privacy professionals. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.

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