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Things I Think About

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Rob Shavell is all about the privacy...

If you have nothing to hide then, why should you care about your online privacy? I asked Rob Shavell about that and so many other privacy-related issues. Among them, the future identity theft epidemic spurred on by well-meaning parents sharing everything on social media, the inevitable regret tomorrow from being on Only Fans today, social media cancellation insurance, all the information that data brokers have on you and at what point should we give up our privacy for the sake of security? Plus, the algorithm is gonna get you!  This is one episode you do not want to miss. 


Rob Shavell is a Co-founder and CEO of Abine / DeleteMe, The Online Privacy Company. Rob has been quoted as a privacy expert in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, ABC, NBC, and Fox News. Rob has also been a vocal proponent of privacy legislation reform, including as a public advocate of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and Abine is an early implementer of the new Global Privacy Control. Rob brought Abine’s core products to market, including Blur, which has protected the privacy of over 10 Million consumers and DeleteMe, which has completed over 30 million opt-outs from data brokers. Prior to Abine, Rob was VP Product at Identity Force, an identity theft provider and co-founder of one of the first consumer group travel portals, "” and was an associate at Softbank Capital Partners (Boston) and Softbank / Mobius Venture Capital (Silicon Valley). Rob has a BA from Cornell University where he began his studies in the school of Architecture. 

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