Community Initiatives Highlight Need for Privacy-as-a-Platform™

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan 28, 2014 — / — SpiderOak, the ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy cloud technologies provider, is committing to Data Privacy Day by engaging the community in new ways. As the company broadens and elevates its privacy approach into the large concept of Privacy-as-a-Platform™, education and user engagement are paramount.

“In 2014, users and corporations are acutely aware of the porous state of privacy on the Internet, from the NSA to Big Data,” said SpiderOak CEO Ethan Oberman. “We at SpiderOak are engaging with a complete ecosystem of privacy tools, from storage to app development on web and mobile to content sharing and collaboration. As another Data Privacy Day arrives, people are searching for complete privacy solutions, not just Band-Aids.”

SpiderOak Celebrates Data Privacy Day
SpiderOak is one of over 130 organizations enrolled as a Champion of Data Privacy Day. To further educate and involve users around online privacy, the company launched two successful community initiatives:

1. The My Privacy IQ Quiz
SpiderOak’s Zero-Knowledge Privacy Foundation, in conjunction with, is running a 10-question quiz that helps users determine their online privacy knowledge and receive helpful pointers.

Of the 500 people who took the quiz to date, 55% are doing an “OK job” protecting their privacy. 35% are doing a “great job” and 10% aren’t doing well. The average score is 87%, indicating that users are aware of online privacy and looking to take it into their own hands.

2. Privacy Tips
SpiderOak issued a call for privacy tips from users, asking for tips that can help others protect their privacy online. The initiative generated an overwhelming response, hundreds of responses on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, SpiderOak is offering 28% off all yearly plans between January 27-31.

For more information about Data Privacy Day, the DPD Champions program, and how to participate in DPD activities, visit

You can also follow Data Privacy Day on Twitter at @DataPrivacyDay and the hashtag #DPD2014

Data Privacy Day updates and privacy tips are also available on Facebook at

About SpiderOak
SpiderOak provides a cloud backup, sync, and sharing environment that is 100% private. Our ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Privacy Standard ensures absolute confidentiality between you and your data, everywhere, every time and from every device. With SpiderOak, you maintain full and complete control of your data in a centralized, managed and fully protected environment. SpiderOak: we’ve got your back(up).

About Data Privacy Day?
Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 — the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Intel and Microsoft are Leading Sponsors of Data Privacy Day. ADP and AT&T are Contributing Sponsors and Small Business sponsors include Private Wi-Fi, and SpiderOak.

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