Browsing and shopping on the web can put you at the mercy of identity thiefs. But weary customers can now take control of their personal information online with DeleteMe, a new app developed by Abine.
The app is partially powered by humans to ensure data brokers delete personal info from their databases. According to Sarah Downey, an in-house online privacy analyst for Abine, periodic contact with data brokers is important since data is typically added back months after being removed.
"Although a majority of cell phone app users (57 percent) have uninstalled or decided not to install an app due to privacy concerns about the app's use or access to their personal information, there's a serious lack of privacy apps on the market to address these concerns."
An Android version is currently in the works, but iOS users can download DeletetMe now for free here.