Data Security, Privacy

New Mozilla service seeks to protect personal info from data brokers

Mozilla has unveiled its new Monitor Plus subscription service that facilitates the automated scanning and removal of personal information from data broker sites, reports TechCrunch. Nearly 200 data broker sites are being scoured by Mozilla Monitor Plus which automatically requests the erasure of information provided to Mozilla from such sites within a day or a month for a monthly fee of $13.99 or an annual subscription of $107.88. Organizations and individuals using the free Mozilla Monitor service, which initially only provided notifications regarding emails involved in breaches, could still conduct a one-time scan of broker sites although data removal would be conducted manually. "Our long-standing commitment to put peoples needs first and our easy step-by-step process makes Monitor Plus unique. Additionally, we combine breach alerts and data broker removal to offer an all-in-one protection tool and make it easier for people to feel and be safe online," said Mozilla Monitor Product Manager Tony Amaral-Cinotto.

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