How our E2E encryption works
Glance uses end-to-end (E2E) encryption in addition to industry standard TLS to secure your transaction and account data.
Your data is encrypted on your phone using a secret key that stays on your phone and is never sent to the server.
Once it's encrypted, it is impossible to decrypt the data without the key. This means that nobody but you can access your data, not even employees at Glance.
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How our E2E encryption works with linked bank accounts
To make your life as easy as possible, we can optionally auto-import your transaction data from your bank accounts using Plaid - a well-established, secure, finance authority which meets all industry standards.
We store access tokens in order to authenticate with Plaid, which themselves are encrypted but we immediately lose access when you unlink the account and any modifications that you make to your transactions after they are imported are invisible to us.
Why this is better than traditional security
The majority of applications, encrypt your raw data while it is sent over the internet, which is good, but leaves it open on the other end.
While there is no such thing as perfect security, the best way to prevent your data from being exposed in a breach is to encrypt it before it leaves your hand.