London – 15th September, 2009. Garlik, the online identity experts, have today announced a partnership with Sky to incorporate the DataPatrol service into Sky’s Identity Patrol package. With a monthly subscription of £4.50 or annual subscription of £45.00, Sky will be offering Sky Identity Patrol to all of its customers in the UK, encouraging them to proactively protect their financial, personal and sensitive information from the risk of identity theft and financial fraud.
“By offering their customers Sky Identity Patrol, Sky continue to encourage people to take responsibility for the information they share in the online world,” commented Tom Ilube, CEO of Garlik. “We are delighted to be working with them in helping more and more consumers secure their personal data, protecting themselves from identity and financial fraud.”
Sandy Winarko, Senior Product Manager of Sky added, “By partnering with Garlik to offer Sky Identity Patrol at such a competitive price, we continue to help customers to become more responsible for their online activity, without adversely impacting on their behaviour. “
About Sky Identity Patrol
The Sky Identity Patrol Service uses Garlik’s pioneering technology to provide a service to help Sky customers track their personal and financial details across billions of web pages, sources of illegally traded data, millions of public records and commercial databases. Sky Identity Patrol constantly monitors users’ information and provides real time alerts and advice if their information is found to be exposed online.
Garlik, the online identity expert, was founded by Mike Harris, founding CEO of Egg plc, former Egg CIO Tom Ilube and former British Computer Society president Professor Nigel Shadbolt. As the first company to develop a web-scale commercial application of semantic technology, Garlik enables consumers to find and understand what personal information is in the public domain about them and manage how their identities appear online.
Garlik has appointed a panel of world-class ID protection and technology experts to advise the business including Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE from the University of Southampton and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web. In January 2008, Garlik was selected as a World Economic Forum, Davos, Technology Pioneer and in December 2008 it won the British Computer Society BT Flagship for Innovation Award.
Garlik is backed by three of the UK’s leading blue chip investment firms, 3i, Doughty Hanson and Noble Venture Finance.
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