Today is Data Privacy Day, a date observed worldwide to encourage everyone who uses online or wireless services to advocate for data privacy. Data Privacy Day began in the U.S. and Canada 11 years ago to commemorate the signing of Convention 108 on January 28, 1981. This was the first legally binding international treaty that addressed the vital issue of privacy and data protection.
The theme of Data Privacy Day this year is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust,” principles Billshark takes seriously every day of the year. You need to know that we are your champion in every way, not only in your fight against big business, but in providing a bulwark against those who would invade your privacy, steal your data, and ruin your life.
Here’s how we implement those principles:
We at Billshark are committed to providing the highest possible level of security for your data. As detailed previously (“Billshark’s Commitment to Safety and Security”), we have instituted a platform-wide program covering every possible avenue for ensuring maximum protection of the information you give us. We maintain a wide range of redundancy and network firewalls that allow us to do IP filtering, whitelisting, and blacklisting for incoming traffic to prevent attacks like a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).
Our payment processing service has the highest level of PCI certification available. Also, all communications occur through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), ensuring that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted. In short, we use the same technology that banks use to protect your data. Billshark employs bank-level 256-bit encryption. Your information is only used to verify your identity with the provider, or to contact you in the event Billshark needs additional information from you. Billshark takes your privacy and data security seriously, and will never share your information without your permission.
Finally, we employ the top third-party cybersecurity services in the world to monitor and certify the security of our site. These firms (Trust-Guard, Norton, and ProvenSec) scan our site regularly to search for web app vulnerabilities, security flaws, malware detection, and encryption compliance, so that you can feel confident anytime you interact with Billshark.
The best way we know of to enable trust with our users is to operate the way we always have, and that is to be completely open and transparent with our customers. We want you to have complete confidence in our ability to protect your privacy and safeguard your data. That is why we regularly monitor our systems and institute the latest security upgrades, and communicate this information to you as it happens.
At Billshark, cybersecurity is not an afterthought—it’s built into every move we make. When you send us your bills to help save you money, we treat your personal information as though it was our own, and ensure we safeguard it throughout our entire transaction with you.
If at any time you have questions or concerns about how we handle your data, do not hesitate to contact us.