In December of 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a public warning to all citizens around public access WiFi. The warning was specifically against hacks that the Spriteguard™ system can prevent.
Personal data is now effectively classed as a personal possession. In the UK and EU, this is known as GDPR, however the same laws are known throughout the world under different titles. GDPR is quickly becoming the next PPI style claim in the UK with “no-win, no-fee” claim packages now being widely available online.
Spriteguard™ not only protects the customer but protects the hotel or organisation that hosts the system. Due to the manner in which the device operates it does not gather any personal data, rather collecting each and every MAC address (personal identifier of phone/tablet, etc.) and logs them. From this, the SpriteGuard™ system is able to disclose the following information:
- If the device has previously been in the building (and when)
- If the device was connected to the in-house WiFi (indeed it can also distinguish which WiFi the device was connected to)
- Assuming the device did connect to the in-house WiFi, the system can also demonstrate if there were any pirate hotspots (time, date, location) and clearly show that under the Spriteguard™ Data Secure Zone no connections to illegitimate WiFi were allowed