2020: The Decade of Pragmatic Privacy

2020: The Decade of Pragmatic Privacy

As I walk out the door of evervault’s new offices for the last time this year and, indeed, this decade, it provides an exciting opportunity to reflect on the year gone by. More importantly, however, it gives me the chance excitedly think about the year and decade ahead. 🎇

2019 was a big year for evervault. I’d like to thank everybody who helped us throughout the past while — friends, family, investors and advisors. 🤝

This time 12 months ago, I was working late nights alone in a coworking space in Ireland, trying to distill my views on privacy and laying the groundwork for how we, as a company, think data privacy should be solved. 🤔

This year we welcomed two new team members (hi Eoin and Liam 👋 ), with more to come. We interviewed many more, we completed our first proof of concept deployment, we partnered with the best investors in the world, we published our Pragmatic Privacy Manifesto and we spent way too much time assembling IKEA furniture (there’s still a lot more to build!). 👷‍♀️

Sometimes things can move very quickly. I can only begin to imagine where we’ll be at this stage next year. One thing I’m sure of is that solving privacy through developer tools will be at the very core of what we do. From our perspective, data privacy is rapidly moving towards being a topic of everyday conversation within the general population. Everyone is starting to worry about data privacy — but why does the toolkit for solving it still suck? 🛠

For builders and makers like us, data privacy leads us down a rabbit-hole of regulation alphabet soup with GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, yada, yada, yada, making us feel unenthusiastic about the problem as a whole. For most of us, privacy isn’t our strong point. We’re best at solving problems and getting the solutions into the hands of people who need them. 🤷‍♀️

Why can’t data privacy be as easy to integrate as a payments provider or an analytics tool? Why can’t dozens of regulations be distilled down to one line of code? Until now, we weren’t sure. 🔢

As a team, we’ve realised that not only is this possible, but it’s something that we’re already rolling out as we turn into the New Year. I’m excited at the prospect of reflecting this time next year, sharing our successes (and probably a couple of failures) from 2020 and, most importantly, keeping you posted on our progress towards solving data privacy. 🗓

Our promise to you is simple: we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that 2020 is the decade where data privacy becomes mainstream — or we’ll die trying. 💪

Of course, a lofty goal like this wouldn’t be possible without an ambitious, talented team. The New Year is often a time of fresh perspective and reassessment for many of us. With that in mind, if our mission sounds like something that excites you and you’re looking for a change then please reach out to us at careers@evervault.com. 📭

Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit! Happy New Year! 🎉

Shane Curran

About Shane Curran

Founder @ evervault