New Security Threats Stemming from PII Online – Rob Shavell – PSW #701

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Rob Shavell
Co-Founder and CEO at Abine/DeleteMe

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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