SOURCE: SpiderOak


August 21, 2013 09:00 ET

SpiderOak Named Privacy by Design Ambassador

Crypton, 'Zero-Knowledge' Cloud Technologies Recognized for Excellence in Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, has recognized SpiderOak and its CEO Ethan Oberman as a 'Privacy by Design' ambassador. SpiderOak is being applauded for providing cloud technologies that align with the Privacy by Design principles, which state that privacy can no longer be assured solely by compliance with regulatory frameworks. Rather, assurance must come from designing privacy protection right into technology, business practices and physical design.

"With the ever-increasing volume of personal information being stored in the cloud, individuals and organizations will need companies like SpiderOak to keep their information safe," said Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario. "SpiderOak's technology and company values reflect that the company cares about privacy and is putting privacy first. We're pleased that SpiderOak could join the innovative and industry-leading companies that receive the Privacy by Design designation."

Extending this 'privacy-first' philosophy, SpiderOak's new 'Zero Knowledge' open-source application framework called Crypton empowers developers and enterprises to build cryptographically secure cloud applications. Leveraging JavaScript via the browser, privacy can now exist directly over the web without a downloaded local client -- previously a big obstacle in pushing privacy. Crypton represents a new 'privacy-as-a-platform' approach that is desperately needed in today's environment.

"To be done correctly, privacy must encompass an entire design philosophy," said SpiderOak CEO Ethan Oberman. "We're incredibly honored that Dr. Cavoukian has recognized us for building privacy-first measures into our technology, processes and physical design and championing the 'Zero Knowledge' Privacy Standard. We are thrilled to play a part in the growing ability of enterprises and consumers to finally take ownership and control over their privacy."

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SpiderOak provides a cloud backup, sync, and sharing environment that is 100% private. Our 'Zero-Knowledge' Privacy Standard ensures absolute confidentiality between you and your data, everywhere, every time and from every device. With SpiderOak, you maintain full and complete control of your data in a centralized, managed and fully protected environment. SpiderOak: we've got your back(up).

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