Safeguarding your digital workflows: The importance of data protection

Data is a core asset of every organization. As your business flourishes, its data presence expands across numerous service providers and SaaS applications. This, however, makes it more vulnerable to breaches. Hackers and other cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for ways to obtain and exploit sensitive information. That’s why strong data protection is so important.

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Digital transformation: balancing opportunity and risk

Digitalization has transformed the way we operate, communicate, and conduct business. Over the last decades, digital tools have streamlined processes, improved collaboration, and sped up decision-making. However, with the benefits come risks, particularly concerning the security and privacy of the data passing through digital channels.

Understanding data protection

Data protection aims to safeguard data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It encompasses a range of strategies, technologies, and policies designed to ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability, as well as compliance with regulation.

The role of data protection in digital workflows

There are three pillars of data protection: confidentiality, integrity, and compliance. Together, these objectives ensure that important information is safe and secure. 

Confidentiality: Individuals often exchange sensitive information digitally, such as financial records, personal details, and proprietary business data. Data protection measures prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing or misusing this information, making sure it remains confidential.

Integrity: Data integrity is about ensuring that information remains accurate and unaltered during transmission and storage. Lack of proper protection allows third parties to tamper with the data, compromising workflows that use it.

Compliance: Many businesses are subject to data protection regulations and standards such as the GDPR or the CCPA. Apart from averting legal consequences, adhering to such regulation fosters trust and transparency.

Ensuring data security in SaaS products

Let’s take a closer look at how three pillars of data protection apply to the case of software products. 

Confidentiality is ensured by implementing robust authentication mechanisms, strong encryption protocols and access control policies to safeguard user data and proprietary information.

Encryption plays a crucial part in data protection. Once encrypted, confidential information cannot be read without the encryption key. Encryption makes it impossible for hackers or unauthorized parties to misuse any data they manage to obtain, since only those with the key can actually access it.

Integrity, on the other hand, concerns the prevention of unauthorized modification, corruption, or tampering of data. By implementing data validation checks, digital signatures, and version control, software products can ensure the reliability and trustworthiness of the information they handle.

Compliance is crucial because software products often deal with user data that is subject to various legal and industry-specific requirements. Consequently, software – and the companies using it – must adhere to relevant data protection regulations and industry standards, such as the GDPR or the CCPA. Allowing users to manage their privacy preferences and providing audit trails for data handling activities are integral to meeting compliance obligations.

Scanbot SDK: your trusted partner in building a secure digital workflow

In our digital age, information is an asset. Without proper protection, however, it quickly becomes a liability. Therefore, data protection is the foundation of a successful and secure digital workflow. We at Scanbot SDK prioritize confidentiality, integrity, and compliance with data protection laws. 

Our SDK operates entirely offline, ensuring that sensitive data is protected from outside access.

We do not send any information scanned with the SDK to third-party servers, including our own. All data remains exclusively on the end user’s device. You choose what data to send to your servers and how. No need to worry about attacks from outsiders or intermediaries.

The Scanbot Document Scanner SDK can encrypt all scanned documents in the SDK app folder. It supports a range of encryption options, including AndroidX Crypto and the iOS SBSDK AES Encrypter, as well as custom AES-based encryption. Additionally, you can integrate your own solution.

Our SDK complies with the GDPR and the CCPA and is suitable for all industries that regularly handle sensitive data, e.g., banking, insurance, and accounting.  

If you are interested in adding the Scanbot SDK to your mobile app, feel free to contact our experts. We’d love to find the perfect solution for you. Let’s talk.

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