New Mask for United Kingdom’s National Insurance Number (NINO)

New Mask for United Kingdom’s National Insurance Number (NINO) The release of DataVeil 3.3.0 today features the inclusion of a new mask specifically designed for masking the UK’s National Insurance number (NINO). It includes validation to detect valid NINO’s that DataVeil shall mask and also detection of invalid NINO’s that DataVeil shall preserve. Preserving invalid…

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Amendments to Japan’s Privacy Law

Amendments to Japan’s Privacy Law On 3 September 2015, extensive amendments were introduced to the law in Japan which deals with the protection of personal information, “The Act on the Protection of Personal Information” (“APPI”). The effective date of the amended APPI has not yet been fixed; however, the law will take effect two years…

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Canada Has Ammended its Privacy Laws (“PIPEDA”)

Canada Has Amended its Privacy Laws (“PIPEDA”) The Government of Canada has amended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA“), which generally governs the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations in all Canadian provinces except for Alberta, British Columbia and Québec. Some of the amendments came into force…

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Why do I need to mask sensitive data, shouldn’t it be already encrypted?

Why do I need to mask sensitive data, shouldn’t it be already encrypted? This type of question seems to pop up on internet forums from time-to-time. Recently I saw a question similar to: “How can I mask Social Security Numbers when restoring Production data onto our Development environment?” The responses were along the lines of:…

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DataVeil 2.0 Now Available

DataVeil 2.0 Now Available Many improvements have been made and we a pleased to announce that DataVeil 2.0 is now ready for release. Simply login to your account and download! You can use your existing license file (you do not need to download it again.) The first change you’ll notice is that DataVeil Projects now…

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DataVeil Unveils Data Masking Solution to Protect Sensitive Data

DataVeil Unveils Data Masking Solution to Protect Sensitive Data MELBOURNE, Nov. 28, 2013. DataVeil Technologies, a software company specializing in data masking technologies, today released its DataVeil data masking software, offering both commercial and freeware solutions. Although there are data privacy laws and regulations, it may come as a surprise to many people that it…

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iqnite 2013 Sydney, Australia

iqnite 2013 Sydney, Australia It was great to meet so many of you at iqnite 2013 in Sydney! It was also very interesting to hear Ben Issa of ING Direct who said during his Keynote that it is practically impossible to manually create a test database that is a true representation of a typical production…

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DataVeil General Availability Release Date

DataVeil General Availability Release Date After almost a year in the Early Adopter phase we are pleased to announce that the General Availability release date for the DataVeil data masking software product has been set for November 28, 2013. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Early Adopter program. Your feedback and support has…

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