WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This January, the National Cyber Security Alliance is partnering with Reputation.com and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by offering tools and resources that will help survivors gain control of their digital footprint and protect their personal information.
As part of Data Privacy Day, Reputation.com will help survivors control their digital footprint by offering its MyPrivacy™ tool to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at no charge. MyPrivacy™ removes personally identifiable information from the Internet and helps prevent third parties from accessing Web surfing activities: www.reputation.com/domesticviolence.
"Online information can pose a significant offline risk – and that's especially true for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault," said Reputation.com Founder and CEO Michael Fertik. "We hope that, in a small but significant way, our MyPrivacy™ tool can help empower these survivors and support their recovery."
RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, will also take part in Data Privacy Day by creating a series of infographics for survivors, highlighting ways to stay safe online. "We encourage survivors to take small, manageable steps to ensure safety online," said Jennifer Marsh, RAINN's VP of Victim Services. "Something as simple as reporting an inappropriate image online can make a big difference in keeping a survivor safe." RAINN's infographics and top five tips for survivors can be found here: http://ow.ly/sfqag.
On January 8 at 3 p.m. ET, Reputation.com, RAINN and NCSA will host a Twitter chat for survivors and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Use hashtag #ChatDPD to join the discussion on privacy issues, tips and other valuable information for survivors and families.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. The hotlines have helped more than 1.9 million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Follow RAINN on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.
Reputation.com was founded in 2006 to give individuals and businesses the power to control their digital privacy and reputation. The company continues to pioneer patented solutions that safeguard and remove personal data from the Internet, monitor and respond to online reviews, build a positive and accurate Web presence for clients, and help businesses proactively engage customers.
Reputation.com is a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company and multiple award winner, including the recent Silver for the Best in Biz Awards for "Most Customer Friendly Company" in 2012. It is funded by top-tier venture capital firms and has customers in 100 countries. Follow Reputation.com on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Data Privacy Day
Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Intel and Microsoft are Leading Sponsors of Data Privacy Day while ADP, AT&T and ESET are Contributing Sponsors and Small Business Sponsors include PRIVATE WiFi, Reputation.com and SpiderOak. Follow DPD on Twitter and Facebook. The official hashtag of DPD is #DPD14.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast Corporation, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa. Visit www.staysafeonline.org for more information and join us on Facebook.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance