Techlore Talks Interview: Rob Shavell, CEO of the privacy deletion service Abine DeleteMe. How do data brokers work? How do they find your data? What can you do? A super insightful interview with Rob to offer an inside look into the data industry of people-searching sites.
00:00 Introducing Rob
01:00 Defining 'people-searching websites'
04:12 Why do people-searching sites even exist?
06:06 How are people-searching sites different from phone books?
13:27 Where does all this data come from?
18:17 How do these sites correlate data to an individual?
22:04 How do people investigate themselves? Is this a wordwide problem?
25:05 The emotional, personal, and 'real' side of privacy
29:05 What options do people have to address the problem?
34:22 Covering preventative measures
36:38 Covering automatic profile deletion & services like DeleteMe
38:41 What's the scope of what DeleteMe deletes?
41:05 Is DeleteMe available outside of the US?
42:18 What's the long-term solution to this problem?
47:03 Does privacy regulation impact DeleteMe effectiveness?
49:52 The story behind Rob, privacy, and DeleteMe
53:17 Closing Words