The Aircloak Challenge

Share Insights, not Data.

Aircloak allows for immediate, safe and legal sharing or monetisation of sensitive datasets.

Our software sits between rich databases and outside analysts – like a filter for personal data – enabling much higher fidelity analytics than any existing anonymisation or data masking solution.
Aircloak's breakthrough technology creates new opportunities for data monetisation and analytics and minimises the cost of compliance. At the same time, it is protecting user privacy stronger than ever before. Aircloak is of course fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Cisco Systems, Inc
Columbia University
Colorado State
Data Transparency Lab
Onelife Health

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Anonymising Filter

Aircloak's first-in-class solution is installed between the existing "primary-use" database and untrusted "secondary use" analysts and applications. It filters queries and answers to ensure user anonymity while providing high-fidelity aggregate answers.

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Aircloak Use Cases

Aircloak's core anonymization technology supports a variety of deployment scenarios. The software can be deployed on premise or in the cloud. Both real-time and historic data can be analysed. Data sources can be any existing databases. Here are a few of the many possible use cases that Aircloak is exploring with customers.

Smart City / Transport

Smart city technology promises to reduce cities' operating and infrastructure costs, make them more attractive for citizens and businesses, and even provide new revenue sources. With Aircloak, cities can:

  • Safely provide data to third parties for monetization or Open Data initiatives.
  • Instantly comply with national data privacy laws and reduce citizens' concerns over a "surveillance society".

Medical Research

Medical Research

Sharing medical data for research is a costly and risky process. Huge opportunities for improved medical research are lost because medical institutions leave data locked-up in protected silos. Aircloak enables:

  • Keep full control over sensitive and valuable data and only ever grant anonymising access to results.
  • Improved quality of analytics by preventing the loss of data accuracy normally associated with traditional forms of anonymization.
  • Compliance with medical research anonymization requirements, thus eliminating the need for new patient opt-ins.

Monetization of Geolocation Data

Cellular operators obtain outdoor geolocation data over a wide area from cell towers. Many businesses, for instance malls or airports, collect indoor geolocation data from WiFi access points. By combining indoor and outdoor geolocation data, Aircloak can:

  • Improve insights for businesses using indoor geolocation applications by providing information about where customers live and work, as well as their demographics.
  • Provide better monetization opportunities for cellular operators that offer aggregate marketing data.

Aircloak [...] is developing a technology and service that provides highly accurate aggregate analytics over use data while strongly protecting user privacy.

Forbes Magazin

It’s one of the toughest problems facing any information-driven business today: How do you collect “big data” about anonymous groups of users or customers, while at the same time guaranteeing that you’re not also gathering “little data” about their private lives?

Business Punk

Sinnvolle Gesetze muss man nicht ändern [...], aber man kann versuchen, technische Lösungen für die Einschränkungen zu finden, die aus diesen Gesetzen entstehen.


Aircloak on TV
22 January 2014, SWR Television

Ein Schwerpunktthema im Max-Planck-Institut in Kaiserslautern: Die Datensicherheit der Zukunft.


Das Beispiel Aircloak zeigt, dass es mit entsprechenden Sicherheits­konzepten durchaus möglich ist, den Datenschutz bei Big-Data-Analysen zu wahren.


Was Francis mit seinem Start-up macht, ist eine Art Expedition in die reale Welt des Internets. Und die ist ein Dschungel, in dem Hunderte von Firmen eifrig Daten über Surfer sammeln.


Aircloak, aims to allow for the collection of Big Data without also collecting “little data” about consumers’ lives

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Mit unserer Arbeit widmen wir uns zwei der heißesten – und scheinbar widersprüchlichsten – Themen unserer Zeit: Big Data und Datenschutz. Um diese zu vereinen, haben wir statt der üblichen politischen Mauscheleien eine hieb- und stichfeste technische Lösung entwickelt.


In einer Halle voller 'Big Data' kann ein wenig Datenschutz nicht schaden.

Our processes fulfil all requirements for data collection and anonymized reporting according to TÜVIT Trusted Process (TPCS).

Contact us at

Aircloak Berlin

Gormannstrasse 14
10119 Berlin

Aircloak Kaiserslautern

Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 26
67663 Kaiserslautern

Aircloak San Francisco

℅ Speedinvest
1501 Mariposa St #408
San Francisco, CA 94107

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