Keeping personal data safe

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Problems with keeping personal data safe

An article published on the BBC website on 8th of March 2024 has highlighted well-known issues with keeping personal data safe. In the words of the inventor of the world-wide web, “The first decade of the web lived up to that promise, but that’s not what we’ve seen in the last 20 years or so.”

Keeping personal data safe - Inventor of the world-wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (photo courtesy of The Times)
Inventor of the world-wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (photo courtesy of The Times)

Indeed, virtually all of us have had to surrender our personal data while using multiple apps in order to access the services of different providers. The same highly personal information to many different organisations over and over again. This applies to all manner of financial services organisations, retail, entertainment, travel and many more.

Using the unique capabilities of the Safe4 personal vault, this problem can be overcome by storing all personal information in a secure section of the vault that can be shared selectively with external parties. The most confidential of personal data, such as identity documents, bank account details, and other key information is held in such a way that it will be invisible to anyone that has not been explicitly invited to access it by the individual concerned.

The Safe4 vault is a highly secure information storage and sharing service. Wholly developed in the UK, and using UK-based data centres accredited to the ISO 27001 security standard, the vault is trusted by a wide range of different service providers in the UK and internationally.

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