DeleteMe’s Privacy Predictions for 2022

Each year we look at trends in the online landscape over the recent past and try to look for ‘what’s going to change in regard to online privacy issues in the coming year’. Based on what we’ve seen over 2020 and 2021, as well as our recent internal research1, 2022 is looking to be a […]

More Data, Less Privacy: DeleteMe’s 2021 Personal Identifiable Information (PII) Report

An “information Big Bang.” That’s how in 2018 data privacy advocate Cameron Kerry described the growth of personally identifiable information (PII). In a thought-provoking piece on data privacy, he predicted “the data explosion that has put privacy and security in the spotlight will accelerate.”  He couldn’t have been more correct. DeleteMe has been tracking the […]

Why Brokers, Not Breaches, Are America’s Largest Privacy Threat

By Rob Shavell, Co-Founder and CEO of DeleteMe. Corporate data breaches have become so commonplace that they barely register as newsworthy events anymore. The number of records compromised by hacks increased by 141% in 2020, and massive social platforms like Facebook and commercial sites like Amazon and eBay have repeatedly suffered data leaks over the […]

Introducing the New DeleteMe Dashboard with Custom Removal and Deletion Requests

We are very excited and proud to announce the brand new DeleteMe dashboard and user experience complete with some awesome new features that we’ve been working on for quite some time! Over the past few months, we’ve been redesigning the overall user experience of DeleteMe, and it’s now been released for all users. New DeleteMe […]

Health Passports Gain Traction: Are We Ready For Them?

‘Health passports’ – portable proofs of vaccination, typically in the form of a smartphone app, or scannable QR code – are beginning to be deployed worldwide, and are a hot-topic of debate today in the US;  but serious questions remain about their necessity, how they will address privacy concerns, as well as comply with health-data […]

Abine and DeleteMe co-founder / CEO speaks with Privacy Laws & Business Podcast

Most Individuals would be surprised to learn how much information is being gathered about them without their knowledge or consent from their routine activities. Business-to-consumer and business to business marketers want to build deep profiles on individuals for use in personalizing advertising and marketing messages as well as to monetize that data by selling it […]

Announcing New “What’s My Vote Worth” Calculator – Showing Importance of Data Privacy to Combat Targeted Political Ads

Amid the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history, today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new “What’s My Vote Worth” Online Calculator, designed to show voters just how much money is spent advertising to them during the 2020 election cycle.  To use the calculator, any individual can anonymously enter information about […]

The Pros, Cons and Neutral Cases for CPRA/Prop 24

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – the country’s most ambitious state-level attempt at online consumer privacy protection – went into effect this year, and quickly disappointed many privacy advocates for its limited oversight and weak enforcement mechanisms. Prop 24 – or, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – aims to plug many of the […]

Is Amazon selling your personal info?

Is Amazon selling your personal info: Your Questions Answered When you type something into the search bar on Amazon, you’re likely to see an autofill option based on your previous searches. This is one of many ways that Amazon gathers information with the pretense of creating an optimized experience for you as a shopper. What […]