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Threats to Email Privacy are Socio-Technological

on October 12, 2018

First what is Privacy and what factors affect Email Privacy? Wikipedia defines it as “Privacy (from Latin: privatus) is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively”. Privacy has a technical aspect as well as a socio-economic one, and threats to privacy can come from either of these factors. Email privacy is vulnerable to both kinds of threat.

Socio-economic factors are often driven by societal factors that include monetization needs, politics, power, culture, political systems or religions. Although these things are sometimes simply part of life, they can nonetheless be defined in terms of privacy or in terms and conditions agreements between parties. For example, free services often utilize the information of a user as part of a monetization scheme such as targeted advertisements, asking users to agree to their terms. In short, privacy in this socio-economical context may be vulnerable to:
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A Welcome Note from Founder

on October 10, 2018 - featured

Welcome to EPRIVO Private Email!

I am super excited to introduce EPRIVO, finally. EPRIVO is a BlueRISC brand and is the company’s first product in the consumer space that we worked on for several years. It brings user-friendly solutions to meet consumers’ privacy needs in the cloud. Email privacy is our top priority at this point but we have efforts ongoing that are complementary.

It is extremely difficult to make and keep emails private.  Conventional emails are stored by multiple providers in the cloud as part of the delivery protocol and are also controlled ultimately by the recipients. Monetization by vendors drives for data-mining in the cloud, etc. Cyber threats, insiders, consumers’ (senders and recipients) security habits, and hidden software vulnerabilities add further to this list.

The EPRIVO solution provides the following unique benefits: Read more