Everyone deserves technology they can trust

We’re building a community of practitioners who put people at the center of privacy, security, and transparency

What we do

We empower practitioners through open research, professional education, community building, and hands-on support.

We support user experience designers and researchers who are building security skills to engage users in protecting their privacy. We partner with developers of ethical technologies to improve the user experience of their tools and build skills conducting user research.

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We believe everyone deserves technology that respects their need for security, privacy, and transparency

We consider user experience design, grounded research, and principled development practices to be critical parts of making complex technical systems accessible and accountable to their users.

We are an educational nonprofit 501(c)3 that supports software developers, user experience designers, and researchers in building technology. Our Knowledge Base contains resources for practitioners to build their skills.

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On Trust and Transparency: Perspectives from Luminate's portfolio

In June 2018, Luminate commissioned Simply Secure to conduct human-centered design (HCD) research focused on uncovering grantees’ experiences of the funding process. The report highlights insights, feedback — including anonymized quotes and comments, and recommendations synthesized from 20 interviews + 53 survey responses.

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Work with us

Thanks to support from the Open Tech Fund, Mozilla, Usable, the Prototype Fund, and others, we’ve worked with developers and information security professionals around the globe to build skills in user research, prototyping, and UX design. We also supply professional designers with peer support, security skills, and insights into the privacy implications of their work.

Through workshops, coaching sessions, consulting, and 1:1 support, Simply Secure empowers practitioners to build privacy-preserving technology.

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