Discover Launches Free Tool to Remove Personal Information From Data-Collecting Sites
Discover has launched a new tool called Online Privacy Protection. This is a new, free benefit for customers that helps remove their personal information from 10 popular websites that collect and sell user information. This benefit is for both Discover Credit Card and Bank customers and only available in the Discover mobile app.
Online Privacy Protection regularly scans select popular people-search websites and helps remove customers’ personal information, such as their names, addresses, ages and phone numbers, from those sites. People-search websites compile, publish, and sell consumers’ personal information and make it easily accessible for anyone to purchase on public-facing websites.
The free benefit will be rolled out in stages in the coming weeks to customers who enable it in their Discover mobile app. Once customers opt in, Online Privacy Protection automatically scans the following people-search sites about every 90 days:
By helping remove personal information from 10 people-search websites, Discover could reduce the number of unwanted phone calls and emails consumers receive and could help safeguard them against identity theft.