Introduction to blindnet

Blindnet offers a simple solution to enable data privacy and comply with data minimization requirements in various data regulations, including GDPR and CCPA / CPRA. Blindnet offers a zero-trust service to minimize the exposure to unnecessary user data and reduce the risk of data breaches.

Blindnet enables protection of your users’ data via SDKs. Blindnet’s infrastructure is built for secured synchronous and asynchronous data transfers. The SDKs offer end-to-end encryption in your web or mobile applications, and are compatible with all available user authentication systems. The user experience does not change when you integrate blindnet.

Blindnet can protect your users’ data (e.g., files, images, documents) both in web applications and in mobile/desktop applications. We distinguish two solutions, based on whether your application has a web client or not:

You app clients Communication Solution
Web app only web-to-web Solution 1: encryption only
Mixed: web and standalone apps (mobile/desktop) web-to-web, web-to-standalone, standalone-to-standalone Solution 1: encryption only
Standalone app only (mobile/desktop) standalone-to-standalone Solution 2: encryption and transfers
Solution 1: Web applications and mixed applications

When using a blindnet SDK in your application, the SDK encrypts and decrypts user data directly on user local machines (e.g, browsers or mobile phones), while managing the encryption keys in the background. Blindnet for web application offers:

  • Symmetric encryption of documents (e.g., files, images); document keys are randomly generated and transferred between users with asymmetric key encryption.

  • A secure backup of user private keys, which allows users to access their data from different browsers.

  • Zero-trust service: no one except senders and intended recipients can read the data or backups.

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Solution 2: Mobile/desktop only applications

Blindnet SDK is available for your mobile or desktop application, offering:

  • A Signal protocol for end-to-end encryption.

  • Asynchronous and synchronous data transfers, which means that your users do not have to use the system at the same time in order to exchange data.

  • Execution of the data transfer from sender’s to recipient’s device, and secured temporary storage in case of asynchronous transfers

  • Private backup of data users receive from other users, retrievable in case of device loss.

  • Zero-trust service: no one except senders and intended recipients can read the data or backups.

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