A few weeks ago, we announced a major set of improvements to our Privacy Center. These changes give end-users an unprecedented level of transparency into what data is collected from their devices so they can feel confident in enrolling in Kolide, an important principle in Honest Security.
After launching these improvements, we received a ton of positive feedback and some great suggestions we could implement to improve it further. To that end, I am excited to announce two major improvements that we’ve just shipped.
The biggest part of this update is a major improvement to the Checks section of the Privacy Center. Before this update, Checks were simply listed with a hover tooltip of the description. While this was a great start, the list wasn’t very user-friendly, nor did it provide end-users with enough information to understand the purpose of each Check or what data was sent to Kolide from their devices.
This new experience is much better.
First, we organized related Checks together into lists and added rich icons, making them much easier to browse.
Second, we added write-ups for each Check that include the query that runs on the device, the purpose of the Check, and even privacy information when applicable. Here is an example of the Check named 1Password - Disallow Plain Text Emergency Kit.
Finally, we’ve also updated the CSV export to include the description, privacy information, and Checklist name.
The primary goal of the Privacy Center is to ensure users can understand what data will be collected about their device before they enroll. Once a device is enrolled, however, an end-user may want to transition to an experience where they only see information about Checks and other queries that run on their device.
To help, we’ve added a filter at the top of the page that will automatically hide any device properties, Checks, and scheduled queries that are not run on their currently enrolled device(s).
This filter is also available when drilling into a Checklist that contains many Checks, as shown below.
We are so excited to see these changes in action and cannot wait to hear more feedback from you. We have many exciting changes for Checks planned this month, and our updated Privacy Center lays a great foundation for their arrival.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.