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OpenTDF: Open Source, Data-Centric Protection

With OpenTDF, software developers can build applications that put security and privacy at the center, leveraging the Trusted Data Format.


What is OpenTDF?

The OpenTDF project is an open source reference implementation of the Trusted Data Format (TDF) specification that enables developers to protect data flowing in and out of their applications. The TDF specification is currently hosted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). You can read the TDF specification here.

By combining access policy and strong encryption, TDF enables data owners to maintain granular control over their data wherever it travels.

Respect the People. Respect the Data.

At Virtru, we believe that privacy is a human right, and that everyone should have ownership and autonomy over how their data is used. OpenTDF represents a major step to making security and privacy central to applications and devices they’re being built — not an afterthought.

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OpenTDF Examples

Ideas for leveraging OpenTDF in your own applications



SecureCycle is a sample application that demonstrates how OpenTDF safeguards private health information — in this case, sensitive data related to period tracking and symptoms. 

Secure IoT Sensor Data
From full-motion video to biometric devices, attach access controls and preserve data integrity to guard against data spoofing.
Strengthen Zero Trust Security
Instead of relying on broad, role-based access controls, apply attribute-based access controls for granular data access decisions. 

Easy, Affordable Zero Trust Security

Deploy Virtru today, and equip your teams to share data confidently and securely.


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