TripleBlind User Guide

Asset Owner Operations

Asset Owners position their dataset or algorithm assets on their organization’s Access Point, and have full control over who can use their assets.

Positioning Dataset Assets

Positioning an asset is the process of placing your data file inside your own infrastructure's Access Point and indexing that asset on the TripleBlind Router. Positioning assets is the first step toward monetizing your data or training collaborative and distributed algorithms, while also preserving the privacy of your data.

Positioned data never leaves your organization's firewall. TripleBlind never hosts or has access to your data. The only route to your data is through your own Access Point, which is controlled by your organization. You can position your data either through the TripleBlind web interface or the SDK.

There are two primary types of dataset assets, those that are attached via files and those that are attached via databases. Once positioned, the content in a file-based dataset is static once it has been placed on your Access Point. The content in a database-based dataset is dynamic. The fields are always the same, but the number and content of records comes from the database at the time the algorithm is executed.

File-based Datasets

The following sections describe how to position file-based datasets via the web interface and the SDK.

Web Interface

You can use an intuitive web interface to position your datasets. Tabular CSV data is currently supported. Visit the Explore Assets > Position Dataset page and follow the instructions.

Along with providing the file containing the dataset, you provide the following information:

  • Listing Name
    A descriptor for the dataset. The name is used when listing or searching for your dataset in the Data Explorer. The best names are descriptive, but short.
  • k-Grouping
    Inspired by k-anonymity, TripleBlind supports configuration of a “k-Grouping” safeguard at the dataset-level. See k-Grouping for more information about how TripleBlind honors k-Grouping in various operations.
  • Visibility
    Control whether to list your dataset in the public listing of available datasets or not. If "Public,” users from other organizations will know of the existence and see summaries of the dataset, but they will not be able to see the contents or operate on it without requesting your permission first.
  • Description
    A freeform area to convey in-depth information about the dataset. The description can use Markdown formatting to present images, tables, links and other rich text tools. The Preview tab allows you to see the description as it will appear in the web interface. Good descriptions include technical details about the dataset, as this is the primary way other organizations learn about your dataset.

All of these properties of the dataset can be changed by the owner after the dataset is positioned.