At Virtru, we believe that the ability to securely share data is essential — and that privacy is a human right that must be protected.
Now, Virtru is giving developers a new way to build security directly into their own applications. This week, we launched our new open source project, OpenTDF, which enables developers to build Zero Trust data controls directly into the apps they create. Developers can access the OpenTDF project on GitHub.
OpenTDF is a versatile security toolkit that can be used to govern sensitive data as it flows through documents, IoT sensors, video feeds, and multi-party analytics. Examples of how developers can leverage OpenTDF include:
OpenTDF is based on the Trusted Data Format (TDF), created by Virtru’s Co-Founder and CTO, Will Ackerly. TDF has long been an open spec for secure data sharing in the intelligence community, and the release of OpenTDF makes key capabilities of TDF more accessible to developers across public and private sectors, equipping them to build security and privacy into their applications from the ground up.
As Will Ackerly noted in our press release, “Just as PDF helped accelerate digital document sharing, TDF is poised to become the standard method for securely sharing sensitive data. TDF keeps rightful owners in sovereign control of information they share regardless of file type, application of origin, or authentication mechanisms.”
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