Ant Group’s Secret Flow Data Security Framework Made Open-Sourced

On July 4, Ant Group announced that it has officially open-sourced a trusted privacy computing framework for global developers called “Secret Flow.” The technical framework integrates mainstream privacy computing technologies to solve data security and privacy protection problems. The code of Secret Flow is free for developers to use after Ant Group’s decision to make it open-sourced.

Data security and the protection of personal privacy has now risen to the national strategic level in China. Implementations of laws and regulations such as the Cybersecurity Law, Data Security Law, and Personal Information Protection Law provide legal safeguards for the safe flow of data. Privacy computing covers a variety of disciplines and involves numerous professional technologies, and it is not easy to achieve perfection and guarantee security.

Secret Flow is a trusted privacy computing framework developed by Ant Group over the past six years. It is designed with security and openness as the core concept, and supports almost all current mainstream privacy computing technologies, providing rich solutions for different scenarios. In addition, Secret Flow leads the industry in terms of security and performance, and can support large-scale data sets. It has been widely used in Ant Group’s internal large-scale business as well as external financial and medical fields.

In addition, Lenx Wei, Vice President and Chief Technology Security Officer of Ant Group, and experts from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University and other institutions have jointly launched the “Secret Flow Open Source Steering Committee.”

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Ant Group has also established the “CCF-Ant Privacy Computing Special Research Fund” with the China Computer Federation. This fund is dedicated to research on the frontier technology of privacy computing. It aims to build an industry-academia-research cooperation platform for scholars with innovative thinking and research ability around the world to research the frontier technology of privacy computing and produce high-quality research results, so as to promote the exploration and implementation of frontier technology in the field of data security.