Secure and Privacy-aware Cloud Computing

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Metaroom®: Your Trusted Partner for Secure and Privacy-aware Cloud Computing in the European Landscape

In today’s interconnected world, data is not just a collection of numbers and facts; it’s a currency of trust. As Europe pioneers regulations like GDPR to harness the power of data while preventing malpractice, platforms like Metaroom® are rising to the challenge. In this article, we’ll delve into Metaroom®’s unwavering commitment to privacy and data security, backed by the robust infrastructure of AWS. We’ll also discuss our active role in the European DIGITAL SME Alliance’s Task Force Data, which aims to ensure fairness in how the value of using data is shared among businesses, consumers, and public bodies. 

For our Metaroom® app users, we’ll highlight the myriad benefits of using a hybrid cloud & edge-computing app. Lastly, we’ll address your most pressing questions with a comprehensive FAQ section on data security. 

This article is your go-to guide for understanding how Metaroom® not only complies with but also shapes privacy and data security standards, ensuring your data is not just stored—it’s cherished, protected, and used responsibly. 

The Metaroom Cloud & Edge Computing Architecture

Our agile microservice-based software architecture combines the benefits of high-performance cloud computing with the advantages of calculations directly on the smartphone or tablet (I.e. the edge device). Since the scan data is generated with the phone, the efficient real-time computation of the room geometry on this edge device allows for rapid feedback to the user during the scan. The user can react during the scanning process, e.g. if certain room elements are not detected properly. In addition, this allows to delete any for the application scenario non-relevant but privacy-revealing data.
For example, if the user erroneously scans a person, the face can be immediately detected and removed from the input data. In a current research project, we aim to identify all kinds of data. Thereby the data sent to the cloud can be efficiently filtered and the amount of data finally transferred can be reduced since not all input data is relevant. Since data transfer corresponds to a significant amount of energy consumption, our strategy also helps to optimize the ecological footprint of our service. 

Metaroom®: A Commitment to Data Security

Data is the lifeblood of the digital age, and at Amrax, we understand its value. Our platform, Metaroom@, is engineered with a singular focus: to safeguard every piece of data you entrust to us with the highest standards of security and compliance.

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Why Amrax and its Platform Metaroom® Stands Out in Data Protection 

1. AWS Partnership:

By leveraging AWS’s state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure, Metaroom® ensures that your data is stored, processed, and managed with unparalleled security measures. AWS’s commitment to data sovereignty, control, and residency means that with Metaroom®, your data stays protected and within the boundaries set by European regulations. 

AWS: A Pillar of Trust in the Digital Landscape 

AWS is more than a service provider; it’s a cornerstone of Metaroom®’s commitment to data security. AWS’s robust infrastructure and commitment to data sovereignty make Metaroom® a reliable choice for data storage and management. 

  • Data Control and Residency: AWS allows Metaroom® to have granular control over where data resides, ensuring compliance with European data laws
  • Advanced Security Features: AWS provides a suite of advanced security features like AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS CloudTrail, and Amazon Macie, which Metaroom® leverages to provide top-notch security. 
  • Global Presence: AWS’s global network ensures low latency and fast performance, making Metaroom® accessible and efficient wherever you are. 
  • Scalability: AWS’s scalable solutions mean that as Metaroom® grows, our infrastructure can grow with us, without compromising on performance or security. 
2. Active Participation in Task Force Data:

As a member of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance’s Task Force Data, Amrax is at the forefront of conversations around data regulations, best practices, and the future of data in Europe. Our involvement ensures we’re not just compliant but also proactive in shaping and adapting to the data landscape in Europe.

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance: Advocating for European SMEs in the Digital Age 

Being part of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance’s Task Force Data is not just a membership for Metaroom®; it’s a commitment to shaping the future of privacy and data security in Europe. 

  • Who They Are: The Alliance is a collective of over 45,000 enterprises, and Metaroom® is proud to be a part of this network. 
  • Their Goals: The Alliance aims to put digital SMEs at the forefront of the EU agenda, and Metaroom® actively contributes to this mission. 
  • Task Force Data: This specialized task force focuses on data best practices and regulations. Metaroom® is an active participant, ensuring that we are not just compliant but also proactive in shaping data policies. 

Why We Chose a Hybrid Cloud-Based Architecture: The User-Centric Benefits of Metaroom®

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, the need for reliable, secure, privacy-aware and efficient applications has never been greater. That’s why at Metaroom®, we’ve made the strategic decision to make use of both – cloud and edge computing – to combine the benefits of both approaches. But what does this mean for you? Below, we delve into the myriad benefits of using Metaroom®, a hybrid cloud-based app powered by AWS. 

  • Reliability & Availability: Always There When You Need Us 
    One of the most significant advantages of our hybrid architecture is its high availability and fail-safety. With Metaroom®, you don’t have to worry about frequent downtimes or interruptions. Our partnership with AWS ensures that your data is not just stored but cherished and protected, offering you peace of mind. And even if you are offline during the scan, all data will be sent to the cloud as soon as a connection is available. 
  • Speedy Performance: Low Latency, High Efficiency 
    Metaroom®’s 3D reconstruction on the edge device ensures low latency times, providing you with instant feedback and fast app performance, regardless of your location. This is particularly beneficial for our users who are always on the go. Computationally intensive tasks are performed in the cloud. Without stressing the mobile phone, the final output will be provided a few seconds or minutes later (depending on the size of your scan).  
  • Seamless Scalability: Grow Without Hiccups 
    Our cloud-based platform automatically adjusts to increases in user traffic, ensuring that the app’s performance doesn’t slow down even when usage spikes. This means you can continue to enjoy a smooth, uninterrupted experience with Metaroom®. 
  • Security: Your Data is Our Priority 
    We take security seriously. Our robust security features, backed by AWS’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, ensure that your data is well-protected. From advanced access controls to state-of-the-art encryption methods, we’ve got you covered. 
  • Updates & Innovations: Always Stay Ahead 
    One of the joys of using a cloud-based app like Metaroom® is the seamless introduction of new features. You get to enjoy an enhanced experience without the need for repeated downloads or updates. 
  • Flexibility & User Experience: Tailored to Your Needs 
    Metaroom® adapts to different usage requirements, offering you a consistent and personalized user experience. Whether you’re a casual user or a power user, our app is designed to meet your specific needs. Feel free to contact us in the event that you miss an important feature. 
  • Backup & Recovery: Extra Layer of Security 
    Our cloud-based architecture makes it easy to backup and restore data, offering an additional layer of security for your valuable information. 
  • Cost-Efficiency: Smart Resource Utilization 
    With Metaroom®, you benefit from demand-based resource utilization, potentially saving you money in the long run. 
  • Support for Innovations: Focus on What Matters 
    Our micro-service-based platform enables the highest degree of flexibility, allowing rapid development and deployment of new features and functionalities as well as user-specific configurations. 

By choosing Metaroom®, you’re not just selecting an app; you’re opting for a secure, efficient, and user-centric experience.

Frequently Asked Questions on Data Security with Metaroom®

We understand that you may have questions about how Metaroom® ensures the safety and privacy of your data. To address these concerns, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that cover everything from GDPR compliance to data storage and security features. 

  • How Does Metaroom® Ensure Data Encryption? 
    Metaroom® employs state-of-the-art encryption algorithms to secure your data both in transit and at rest. Our partnership with AWS allows us to leverage their robust encryption capabilities, ensuring maximum security. 
  • What Measures Are in Place for Data Backup and Recovery? 
    Metaroom® and AWS have a comprehensive backup and recovery strategy. Your data is automatically backed up at regular intervals, and in case of any accidental deletion or data loss, recovery is just a few clicks away. 
  • How Does Metaroom® Comply with European Data Laws? 
    Being an active member of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance’s Task Force Data, Metaroom® is always up-to-date with the latest European data protection laws and regulations, including GDPR and the European Data Act. 
  • GDPR: What happens if the customer declines the scan after it has been performed? As per the basic right of GDPR, users can delete their own data at any time. If a user deletes a scan in the Metaroom app, all associated data in Amazon Web Services will be deleted simultaneously. 
  • How Does Metaroom® Handle Data Breaches? 
    In the unlikely event of a data breach, Metaroom® has a well-defined incident response plan in place, developed in accordance with AWS’s best practices and European data protection laws. An additional measure is that we aim to store only those data that are relevant for the customer.
  • What Kind of Data Does Metaroom® Collect? 
    Metaroom® collects only the data that is essential for providing you with our services. This includes basic account information, usage data, and any content you create or upload to our platform. 
  • Can Users Access Their Own Data? 
    Yes, Metaroom® provides users with complete control over their data. You can access, modify, or delete your data at any time through the app’s user-friendly interface. 
  • How Does Metaroom® Protect My Data? 
    Metaroom® uses AWS’s state-of-the-art security features to ensure that your data is stored, processed, and managed with unparalleled security measures. 
  • What Is Metaroom®’s Policy on Data Sharing? 
    Metaroom® strictly adheres to GDPR guidelines and does not share your data with third parties unless explicitly authorized by you or required by law. 
  • Is My Data Stored in the EU? 
    Yes, Metaroom® stores your data in AWS data centers located within the European Union, ensuring compliance with EU data protection laws. 
  • How Can I Delete My Data from Metaroom®? 
    You can easily delete your data from Metaroom® through the app’s settings. Once deleted, all your data will be permanently removed from our servers and AWS and cannot be recovered. 

Conclusion

In a world where data breaches and privacy concerns make headlines, platforms like Metaroom® stand as pillars of trust and security. Our partnership with AWS, combined with our active role in shaping the European data narrative through the European DIGITAL SME Alliance, ensures that with Metaroom®, your data is not just stored—it’s cherished, protected, and used responsibly. 

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