Privacy & Domestic Violence
For anyone recovering from sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence, the ability to control their privacy and personal information is essential to rebuilding their sense of security. The Internet does not make that easy, especially when abusive partners are technologically savvy.
In recognition of Data Privacy Day, Reputation.com is offering MyPrivacy, a free service for domestic violence survivors that monitors websites and databases for personally identifying information and works with third parties to have it removed.
Here are more resources to help individuals who may be at risk regain control of their online presence and personal information.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
The NNEDV’s Safety Net Project focuses on the intersection of technology and intimate partner abuse and works to address how it impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims. The Safety Net Project has a number of resources and tip sheets for survivors and agencies working with survivors, including:
For the latest news related to technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and violence against women, visit NNEDV’s blog, TechSafety.org.
GPS, Spyware & Stalking
Private Web Browsing & Social Networking