MyPermissions is a team of people that deeply love the internet. We are passionate about the innovative ideas and platforms that reshape the way we communicate with each other on a global scale.
We also believe in protecting user privacy. We respect companies rights to build apps, and monetize those apps, and we want to support them doing so in a way that won’t damage trust with end users. We think that people are generally excited to experiment with new technologies, but that they appreciate (and deserve) transparency about just how the company plans to utilize or monetize their personal information.
It should be just as easy to review and remove permission we’ve given as it was to grant it in the first place. We have products and services that cater to both developer and user side concerns so that we can all coexist in this new space confidently in control of what is ours.
We have built a suite of security tools for protecting personal privacy online, including a free mobile app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, and a Web browser plugin that gives users real-time alerts whenever a new application connects. MyPermissions monitors all connected applications across social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Dropbox and more. We give users control over the data that apps are able to access. MyPermissions protects users from unknowingly sharing photos, documents, locations, contacts, emails, or any other sensitive information, and allows them to approve or revoke what apps access their data, and how.
Now, we’ve taken our dedication to user privacy one step further with the MyPermissions Trust Certification Program, a new developer program that aims to standardize policies and usage of personally identifiable information (PII) between app developers and end users, giving developers a simple, free, but powerful way to build trust and transparency, drive conversion and retention and better protect the end user’s privacy and personal data.
In these times, personal data is a currency. Without users, platforms are irrelevant. We need each other for this ecosystem to work. The MyPermissions suite of tools, paired with our Trust Certification program, are solutions that take us all into the future working together to make the internet a safe and secure place for us all.