PRESS RELEASE – Data republic launches world first technology for privacy-preserving data matching


Data Republic, Australia’s leading data sharing governance platform, today announced the launch of Senate Matching, a new de-identification and privacy-preserving data matching feature for users of Data Republic’s Senate platform.

In today’s digital environment, data matching is the engine which drives everything from loyalty programs, to credit scores, fraud prevention and providing online customer service. When organisations prepare datasets to perform matching, customer personally identifiable information (PII) can be put at risk of being lost or stolen through common hashing and encryption methods which rely on some form of PII being present or referenced.

Data Republic’s Senate Matching technology revolutionises customer privacy protections when matching data by providing a more secure, decentralised alternative to common hashing or encryption methods. With Senate Matching, organisations can de-identify and match datasets without customer personally identifiable information (PII) ever having to leave an organisation’s secured IT environment.

Data Republic Chief Product Officer Frank McKeena said:

With Senate Matching, we are drastically reducing the risks of customer PII being lost, stolen or re-identified when data matching occurs. With the launch of this new technology, we’re hoping to set a new standard for PII management in data matching and sharing; customer PII should never, in any form, leave your organisation.

Paul McCarney, CoFounder and CEO of Data Republic said:

Protecting customer privacy has always been central to Data Republic’s technology mandate. This is the next big step in our journey to take PII out of the data economy.

Senate Matching is being launched as part of a phased release program. It is currently only available to select strategic partners and customers, with more companies being added to the network over the next few months. Companies can request more information or register their interest to join the release program of Senate Matching.


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