Data Masking

We store data related to businesses and individuals to detect and mitigate fraud. Lenders API is designed to confirm data fields in a report that the recipient has already provided. Data masking is our technique to prevent leaking information.

Example: All Fields Match

In the following example, all of the fields match. In the masked report all of the fields are included.

Report A
user@example.com+1 555-555-5555
Report B
user@example.com+1 555-555-5555
Masked
user@example.com+1 555-555-5555

Example: Some Fields Match

In the following example, some of the fields match. In the masked report, only the matching fields are included.

Report A
user@example.com+1 555-555-5555
Report B
user@example.com+1 555-222-2222
Masked
user@example.com

Example: Date Year Match

Date fields have special rules. In the example, only the year is provided in Report B. It matches the year in Report A. In the masked report, only the year is included.

Report A
2008-04-01
Report B
2008
Masked
2008