Episode 009: Data Broker Sites and a Conversation with Lawrence Gentilello from Optery

In today’s show, I have a conversation with Lawrence Gentellio, the CEO and Founder of Optery, a personal data removal service. Lawrence shares his own experiences with identity theft and what motivated him to start Optery. We also discuss the future of privacy in the United States, Utah’s new privacy law, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), and the bare minimum you should be doing to protect and secure your private data.

In this week’s episode:

  1. Lawrence’s experience with identity theft highlights the importance of a credit freeze
  2. The need for disinformation
  3. A reminder on hunting apps
  4. The future of data privacy and the need for services like Optery
  5. Data privacy in the UK and the existence of search sites like 192.com
  6. Update on next weeks show

“If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.”

- Philip R. Zimmermann, creator of PGP encryption


Intro music: The Lockdown by Ray