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Data Protection for Mendix

In today’s digital landscape, data privacy and security have become paramount concerns, particularly with the introduction of stringent regulations like GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). For businesses utilizing Mendix applications, complying with these regulations is of utmost importance to safeguard sensitive user information. To address these concerns, Mendix has introduced an innovative solution – the dataprotection module. This module can make every Mendix application a safer place by ensuring data privacy and compliance with GDPR.​

What is the Data Protection module?

The data protection module is a powerful tool offered by Appronto in the Mendix Marketplace, designed to address the challenges posed by GDPR-related data usage on non-production environments. When testing, debugging, or developing applications in non-production environments, it is crucial to use anonymized or pseudonymized data to prevent any accidental exposure of sensitive information.

Why is it Important?

The importance of the data protection module stems from the strict regulations imposed by GDPR on data handling. GDPR mandates that any data processed outside of the production environment should be treated with the same level of confidentiality and security. This means that businesses need to ensure data is not recognizable or linked to an individual in non-production environments. The data protection module helps to achieve this, ensuring compliance with GDPR and minimizing the risk of data breaches.

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How does it work?

The data protection module offers a range of techniques to protect data privacy in non-production environments. Here are some of the key features:

  1. Anonymization: The module can anonymize data, removing any personally identifiable information (PII) from the datasets.
  2. Pseudonymization: Pseudonymization involves replacing sensitive data with pseudonyms, making it challenging to trace back to the original individual.
  3. Partial Masking: Partial masking allows the concealment of specific parts of data, like hiding a portion of an email address.
  4. Data Shuffling: This technique involves reordering data characters.
  5. Fixed Value Replacement: Sensitive data can be replaced with fixed values.

Usage and Licensing

The data protection module is designed to ensure data privacy in both local development environments and cloud-based. For local development environments, the module is provided free of charge, promoting secure development practices from the outset. However, cloud environments require a license per app to utilize the data protection module, making it a cost-effective solution for production-ready applications. License fee is starting from €1.250 per year per application. Please contact for more information.


Data privacy and compliance with regulations like GDPR are not to be taken lightly. The data protection module offered by Appronto provides a comprehensive solution to address these concerns effectively. By ensuring that data in non-production environments is properly anonymized, pseudonymized, or masked, developers can confidently debug, develop, and test their applications without risking sensitive information exposure. This module empowers businesses to create a safer environment for their Mendix applications, fostering trust with users and regulators alike. As we continue to navigate a data-driven world, embracing tools like the data protection module is crucial in building a more secure digital future.

Pim van der Noll
CTO Appronto


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