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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 […]

2021 International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we want to take a pause to appreciate all the women in tech and here at Abine! Recently, both TV and cinema has given us a better understanding women have been playing in science and technology with Hidden Figures and the Bletchley Circle. Here are a few empowering women and change makers […]

All the Ways Data Brokers Get Your Personal Information

Unhappy about the personal data that shows up when you Google your name? Here’s a guide to understanding where this information comes from and how you can improve your online privacy. Data brokers are companies that make money collecting and trading personal data belonging to consumers they don’t ever do direct business with. Data brokers […]

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 […]

I recently changed my name, does DeleteMe cover both names since I am one individual?

So, you changed your name. Or maybe you use an alias. You thought that this would help you keep yourself safe, or at the very least, protect your personal information. But some way or another, data brokers got a hold of this new information which means that there’s now a real possibility that someone might […]

Does Facebook sell your data?

If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably well aware that the social media giant keeps tabs on you while you’re on its platform. However, you might not have realized that it also tracks you when you’re not on Facebook — and has been doing so for years. Unsurprisingly, Facebook knows more or less everything […]

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 […]