YORK, Pa., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PrivacyCheq is spotlighting an important new feature of its AgeCheq 3.0 privacy compliance cloud service. AgeCheq is used by leading web and mobile game publishers to help protect child privacy by complying with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Huge 'data breaches' are a commonplace occurrence in today's highly interconnected online world. Recently hackers have targeted leading publishers of child directed content, including VTech (photos, videos, chat logs, names, gender, birthdates from 6.4 million children breached) and SanRio, owner of the "Hello Kitty" brand (full names, birth dates, email, passwords and password reset questions from 3.3 million children breached).
PrivacyCheq CEO Roy Smith said, "Because successful sites and apps use personal user information to add value and engagement for users, these companies are very concerned about data breach, and many of them have asked AgeCheq for help. The PIICRYPT technology is our solution to dramatically reduce the likelihood of a data breach of personally identifiable information (PII) happening to our customers."
AgeCheq's solution to PII data breaches is built on a very simple fact. Hackers are attracted to easy targets that can be exploited for monetary gain if they get lucky and break in. By removing the potential monetary reward and protecting stored PII with 'best of breed' security, companies that use PIICRYPT become extremely unattractive targets for hackers.
PIICRYPT works by giving apps and websites the ability to store each users 'personally identifiable information' (PII) in an encrypted 'vault' that exists within Amazon's highly secure S3 cloud. Each user vault is secured with its own unique AES 256 bit 'key', which is saved only on the user's device. This individual encryption feature makes PIICRYPTed data difficult and impractical to exploit because the keys to the data are located in millions of individual users devices, and without the keys, cracking millions of 256 bit encrypted vaults with brute force computer attacks is out of the question.
As an integrated feature of the AgeCheq 3.0 service, PIICRYPT supports websites, mobile apps and games, regardless of platform, and is compatible with all popular game engines. Content publishers can easily integrate PIICRYPT within a few days using numerous technical resources available at AgeCheq's developer portal at http://www.developer.agecheq.com.
A two minute video explaining PIICRYPT's value for game and content publishers can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/156764905
More information is available at http://www.agecheq.com.
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PrivacyCheq leads the industry with innovative privacy enhancing technology (PET) solutions covering mobile, desktop and IoT devices, providing cloud-based privacy disclosure, regulatory & legal compliance services to a worldwide audience of mobile app and game publishers, website operators, and consumer products manufacturers. The company offers a variety of cloud services that facilitate compliance with COPPA, GDPR, PECR and other worldwide privacy regulations. The company's Privacynq service delivers consumer-friendly privacy and security notices for IoT products. For more information visit http://www.PrivacyCheq.com.
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