The Role of APIs in Data Security and Privacy

The Role of APIs in Data Security and Privacy

By Eduardo Arantes, Gibson Nascimento, Fernanda Goulart and Felipe Mercadante

As Open Finance evolves to meet new commercial and technical challenges, we take a look at the essential core attributes for a secure, agile and adaptable infrastructure

The role of APIs in Data Security is essential and is part of a solid governance strategy, focusing on controlling traffic and data access. Nowadays, APIs are part of the infrastructure of the most competitive companies in the market, from the smallest, such as startups, to big corporations that have been in the market for decades.

Among some points that relate APIs to data, we have:

• Traffic of multiple data points, identifiable or not;

• Establishment of standards for information exchange between systems;

• Easy and fast integration between systems.  

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