Social media insurance to protect your online profile and data
If your account has been hacked, your identity stolen, iallow will take legal steps to try and discover the perpetrator’s identity.
Head of communications at iAllow, Joe Wiggins said that the company wanted to help people realise how easy it was to be careless with social media.
“(It) could result in them losing their job or being the victim of crime, for example,” he said.
iAllow conducts a risk report to find out exactly where your personal information is stored online and analyses where your data and privacy is at risk. Then a team of people will work to fix the problem to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Mr Wiggins said that the company – which used to provide educational tools to prevent against data or privacy breaches – was getting inundated with news of account hacking and hijacking almost every day.
“We felt there was a niche for this,” he said.
Mr Wiggins said the company couldn’t insure against trolling or bullying, but if your online behaviour had earned you a parody site, or if a fake account had been set up in your name, it would work to have the accounts shut down.
The service costs between 3.20 pounds ($AU4.95) and 3.99 pounds ($AU6.18) a month.
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