PASADENA, Calif., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Public Safety Assistance Foundation ("PSAF"), a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3), operating under the name Privacyforcops.org, has recently acquired their longest standing and largest competitor PolicePrivacy.com. Both companies started in 2007 after California Government Code 6254.21 was passed. Over the years, there had been several talks in regards to Privacyforcops.org purchasing PolicePrivacy.com, but nothing ever transpired. Most recently, Privacyforcops.org was approached and undisclosed terms to purchase PolicePrivacy.com were reached. At this time, the purchase made sense and opened up a great opportunity for Privacyforcops.org to expand in the current market and also opens the doors to several other market opportunities. Privacyforcops.org is currently setup to utilize Government Code in California, Colorado, Idaho, and Texas, but the pursuance of being able to offer their service beyond these states is something they have been looking forward to do for some time now.
"Following multiple police shootings that arose in 2014, continued law enforcement scrutiny, and with the rise of information sharing websites targeting officers and officials, the expansion into more markets is coming at a perfect time," said Joshua McIntire, Privacyforcops.org CEO. "…and with the recent data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where personnel files and security clearance and background investigation files are presumed to have been taken by foreign actors, the safety of law enforcement officers and their loved ones continue to be at risk."
"This was a great opportunity to provide this much needed service to a larger market," said Joshua McIntire, Privacyforcops.org CEO. By posting the personal residence of an active or retired law enforcement officer or public official, it is in fact a violation of the law in many states. "Our goal is to stop websites from continuously posting personal information of law enforcement officers, public officials, and their families. As the industry leader in law enforcement and public official information removal, we work closely with the online databases to seek removal as fast as possible."
About the Public Safety Assistance Foundation/Privacy for Cops
Privacyforcops.org is a California Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) organization. With a mission to assist law enforcement officers, public officials, federal and district judges, federal agents, district attorneys and their families — in facilitating, executing, and monitoring the removal of their personal information from information sharing databases, Privacyforcops.org helps eliminate the wide-spread use of sites publicly posting confidential information online. Recently, Privacyforcops.org has implemented a proprietary web-crawler to help monitor the internet and have several other products and affiliations in development. Privacyforcops.org has a team of committed board and staff members who continuously work on behalf of their members.
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