Import.io today released two new product features, available free of charge to everyone who has an Import.io premium plan or above. The features are designed to protect private information and ensure that customers have the ability to observe good digital citizenship when accessing website data. These capabilities are particularly important given the upcoming GDPR laws in the EU and the recently disclosed news regarding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.
The PII mask feature enables customers to choose whether to automatically remove any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) when accessing web data. Import.io scans the web data and can automatically detect and redact PII information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, and credit card numbers, thus protecting customers from accidentally collecting personal data.
The second feature ensures that Import.io customers can choose to obey the robots.txt file for the website and thus avoid gathering data from pages that the website owner has deemed that they don’t wish to be crawled.
“We are excited to provide our Enterprise customers with these capabilities to help protect their companies against capturing data that may expose them to PII.” said Gary Read, CEO, Import.io. “We actively encourage good digital citizenship and these new features, combined with many existing capabilities of the Import.io platform help them to do so. We were pleased to work with multiple of the world’s leading Fortune 500 corporations to specify and review these latest updates.”
Import.io is already being used by large enterprise corporations, including three of the big four accounting/consulting firms, three of the top five consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, six of the top ten technology companies and hundreds of others to gain insights from web data. These new features help Import.io customers to continue to adhere to good digital citizenship principles.