FAQS about our products

FAQS Metawash

Yes, Metawash deletes all metadata contained in documents and files on a web page, whether they leak personal data or not.

On a website, anything that is not visible or exploitable by a human being on the other side of the screen is completely dispensable, as well as dangerous because it is information that is not controlled by the owner of the website.

No. This is not possible, because to do so would imply entering a website, without explicit authorization from the owner, by unethical and completely illegal methods.
Metawash makes a “clean” metadata copy of the files and documents previously analyzed by Verics. Metawash is a complementary tool to Verics.
Metawash generates a clean copy of files and archives following the same structure as in the originals, making the file replacement process simple and straightforward.
No. Metawash only generates the new files “clean” of metadata. It is the client’s web administrator who is in charge of replacing them, and if he/she does not know how to do it, we will tell him/her how to do it.

FAQS Verics

Metadata is data that describes other data or “data about data”, i.e. it describes the content of the files or the information in them. For example, a .jpg file, in addition to having an image as the main and obvious data, may contain other data not directly visible (metadata) such as the creation date of the document, the author of the image, etc.

The General Data Protection Regulation is the European regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data. It is a regulation at the European Union level, so any company in the union, or those companies doing business in the European Union, that handle personal information of any kind, must comply with it. Fines for non-compliance with the GDPR can reach up to 20 million euros.

The Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights (LOPD-GDD) is an organic law approved by the Spanish Parliament that aims to adapt Spanish domestic law to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
No. Verics analyzes and detects metadata leaks on a website that may involve a breach of the RGPD and/or the LOPD.
Verics analyzes the various files and documents that are made public on web domains and subdomains. It is on these domains and subdomains that metadata appears, and with high probability some of it will be personal data that violates governmental data protection laws.
No. A document manager has several data protection functionalities, but metadata analysis is not one of them.
No. We are a company that develops software based on data processing and machine learning. In this case we have developed the Verics application, focused on data protection professionals, and the only application on the market capable of analyzing in depth a website detecting leaks in the metadata that lead to non-compliance with the RGDP and the LOPD.
Names and surnames, IDs, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mails, etc.
This is where our Metacleaner would come into play. However, depending on the volume of files affected by the leaks, you need to determine the best way to remove personal data.
To ensure proper compliance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act. In addition, Verics is a tool that offers a great added value to data protection services, as well as a differentiation from the competition, because you are offering your customers a unique tool in the market.

This will depend solely on the size of the site in question, something that is impossible to determine a priori. It is as if we pretend to know what a house contains just by looking at its facade (even if the house is large, it could be unfurnished inside).

In order to avoid errors in the web analysis, you must take into account that the url formats accepted by Verics are:
If something like this has happened to you and you have entered the wrong URL of a website in Verics, please contact our support team.
This can happen for two main reasons:
The web page administrator is very careful in this aspect and then there is no leakage of any kind in the files and data that the web page contains.
The content of the web page is scarce and therefore the program does not detect a high volume of leaks, because there is not a high volume of data to start from.