What We Do

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Software Safety Standards

We develop safety specifications for internet-connected software-driven services to identify and define what constitutes safe technology. As a society, we have not collectively agreed that software can be harmful, current work in this area is focused only on one dimension of harm – privacy. Human safety is much more complex in a connected world. We are creating the science of software safety by defining the thresholds against which we assess, measure, and test reasonably safer software.

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Software Product Research & Testing

We research, test, and measure the behavior of connected technology and share our findings. We prioritize our research on impacts to the most vulnerable communities, such as K-12 EdTech. Our research uncovers potential issues and opportunities for regulation enforcement.

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Software Safety Audits

We conduct commercial software safety audits for a variety of organizations. Today, entities of all sizes and business models are technology companies, producing at a minimum a website or mobile app. We help organizations manage risk as our audits and safety specifications cover regulatory requirements and strive to find the sweet spot where safer tech for people delivers loyalty and efficiency gains for businesses. Our current regulatory focus is Federal and California laws. The Safety Specification maps to the GDPR and CCPA.

Contact us to learn how our Safety Audits can help your organization.

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Policy Advocacy

We work closely with legal scholars, policymakers, legislators, and government agencies, providing analysis, recommendations, and principles for developing safer technology. Our current focus is US federal level safety regulation, California CPRA enforcement, and kids’ online safety regulation (federal mostly).

Policy papers, comments, and recommendations

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