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Gigya Forms Privacy and Safety Advisory Board With Leading Privacy Experts From the Future of Privacy Forum, ConnectSafely, and Stanford University

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2012) - Gigya, the leading provider of social infrastructure for business, today announced that it has formed the Gigya Privacy and Safety Advisory Board with distinguished privacy experts from the Future of Privacy Forum, ConnectSafely, and Stanford University. Initially, the Advisory Board will be charged with helping shape how Gigya and its clients access and use social data when end-users login to client sites using social login. Ultimately, the Advisory Board will expand its role to advise on broader consumer identity data practices, particularly as those practices are impacted by domestic and international privacy policies and regulations.

Members of the Privacy and Safety Advisory Board include:

  • Jules Polonetsky, director of the Future of Privacy Forum, a global leader in advancing responsible data practices.
  • Anne Collier, co-director at ConnectSafely, a group dedicated to advising parents, teens, and businesses on best practices on the social web.
  • Omer Tene, a widely regarded international privacy expert and Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School.
  • Jill Nissen, Gigya's acting chief privacy officer.

The Advisory Board was formed in conjunction with Gigya's new SocialPrivacy™ Certification Program, which is designed to create trust and transparency between businesses and consumers in connection with social login.

"Joining the Gigya Privacy and Safety Advisory Board is a fantastic opportunity to work with other privacy experts to help shape the way businesses and consumers interact with each other on the social web," said Collier. "Gigya is taking a leadership role in creating a more transparent and safer web for consumers."

"Our new Advisory Board will play a critical role in helping us develop products that allow businesses to access and use consumer identity data responsibly," said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya. "By working with this group of internet privacy experts, we will also be able to provide our clients with best practices and guidelines for how they engage with and leverage social data."

For more information on Gigya's Privacy and Safety Advisory Board and its members, go to: http://www.gigya.com/privacy-board/

About Gigya:
Gigya provides websites with a complete social infrastructure that creates immersive social experiences for users and provides unparalleled customer insights for businesses.

Gigya equips businesses like ABC, Pepsi, and Verizon with a comprehensive solution to socialize their online properties. Our technology enables seamless registration with Social Login and Registration-as-a-Service, increases traffic and time spent on-site via Social Plugins and Gamification, strengthens customer relationships through SocialPrivacy™ Certification, and transforms marketing by leveraging permission-based social identity data.

Gigya works with more than 600 enterprises and touches more than one billion users per month. Our platform extracts the real value from social networks, empowering online businesses to attract, engage, and understand users like never before.