What Is A DataGrade?

A DataGrade is a score that examines the relational risk between data transactions online, tracking over the life cycle of data within each ecosystem. This includes but is not limited to: Where does the data come from and how was it acquired or otherwise aggregated? How is it used by the company and what do they do to protect it while in possession? What internal or external parties have access, where does the data go and how is it used from there?

Our database contains corporate information, enforcement actions, historical data breaches, consumer complaints, media reports, and other contextual measures that allow us to summarize and benchmark the risk any one organization poses to its vendors, customers, and other stakeholders.

Our grade ensures consumers have a simpler way to understand the tools they use every day, companies have a standardized industry measure to benchmark against, and governments have a simple way to ensure the industry operates with integrity without needing to generate new, prescriptive laws that are incapable of keeping up with the pace of industry yet still find new ways to stifle innovation anyway.

What Data Is Involved?

Like any iceberg, there's only so much you can understand about a company on the surface. However, that's where we start, and over time the information evolves through enhancements to our database, user interactions, and external submissions. The data in our system includes a mixture of public information, third-party data, and first-party data. The highest form of validity is when a company maintains their own report card.