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Safe Shepherd

Safe Shepherd helps protect people from identity theft, digital criminals, and stalkers.

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Safe Shepherd Launches Public API and the Death of Online Privacy in Landmark Study

WSJ blog • May 14, 2013

Safe Shepherd, a service that crawls the web, finding and deleting personal information, today announced the launch of their public API for integration into other systems, along with a study of the 290 million unique records of 24 million Americans the service has been used to find so far.

Meet The Millennials Protecting Baby Boomers' Internet Privacy

Forbes • Sept. 10, 2012

This free service, which launched about a year ago, searches data broker’s websites and takes care of the laborious process of getting your name, address, etc. deleted. With about 50,000 users, Leshner said it’s mostly made up of 30 to 50 year olds (as you would imagine his company’s privacy policy doesn’t allow them to track user data, so this age group is only an estimate from talking to clients). He said this older generation of user feels like there is a physical threat to having this information on the Internet and uses Safe Shepherd to protect the whole family.

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Founders / Key Team

Robert Leshner
Robert Leshner

Robert graduated in 2007 with a degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania where he was roommates with Geoff Hayes. He lived the Chicago finance dream, most recently as a Principle of HPM Partners where he helped grow assets under management to $2 billion. He even became a Chartered Financial Analyst and taught himself web design to start Safe Shepherd.

Geoff Hayes
Geoff Hayes

Geoff graduated in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a programmer at Applied Predictive Technologies, where he designed large data-analysis systems. He then saved all his money and moved to Asia, where he backpacked for 16 months and learned numerous languages. He loves focusing on eloquent solutions and rapid coding to achieve a robust product. His core philosophy is measuring everything and test-driven design.