"A leader in online identity management, Reputation.com is founded on the core principal that individuals have the right to control their information and privacy online,” says PeekYou’s Founder and CEO Michael Hussey.
New York (PRWEB) April 20, 2011
PeekYou, a search company that re-indexes the Internet around people, today announced a contract with Reputation.com, the global leader in the management of online reputation and privacy to provide PeekYou and Reputation.com users with the ability to easily opt-out or self-promote their publicly shared information. As part of the agreement, the two firms will host roundtables with the participation of industry leaders to promote the adoption of privacy best practices and deliver educational presentations on how to preserve one's privacy and reputation while navigating today's increasingly complex Social Web.
As more people and businesses recognize the need for taking control of and actively "grooming" their online identity or image, the relevance of online privacy and reputation management grows. PeekYou’s latest privacy opt-out functionality reflects the company’s position that overall transparency in online business practices, simple-to-understand privacy policies and user-friendly opt-out tools, are imperative in today’s digital age.
"A leader in online identity management, Reputation.com is founded on the core principal that individuals have the right to control their information and privacy online,” says PeekYou’s Founder and CEO Michael Hussey, “PeekYou also understands that people vary in their preferences and sensitivity over what kind, and how much, of their personal information may be publicly disclosed, whether online or offline, and over how that information may be used by third parties. We are excited to be working together on new customized tools for privacy controls that will render standard one-size-fits-all privacy settings outdated."
“PeekYou has been very proactive at tackling the emerging privacy challenges of the Social Web; they stand behind transparency and consumer control” says Reputation.com Founder and COO Owen Tripp, “Today’s announcement is another step forward in giving users improved control of their privacy and personal information online.”
PeekYou is a search company that is re-indexing the public web around people's identities, and redefining what it means to look someone up online. Rather than matching a URL to a keyword relevant to its content, as Google does, PeekYou will match the same URL to the identity of the person who created it, or to the identity of the person(s) referenced in it. To date, PeekYou has identified over 250 million people as the authors of over 3 billion public URLs. Over 6 million unique visitors use the website every month as a people-search engine. As of April 11th, 2011, http://www.peekyou.com was ranked the 466th largest website in the U.S., according to Quantcast.