SOURCE: Virtru


November 05, 2014 09:10 ET

Virtru Selected to Present at the 5th Annual Privacy Identity Innovation Conference in Silicon Valley

Digital Privacy and Security Startup to Showcase Its Encrypted Email and Privacy Service as Part of the pii2014 Innovator Spotlight

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2014) - Virtru, the digital privacy company dedicated to making it easy for everyone to keep their private communications private, today announced its presence at the 5th annual Privacy Identity Innovation conference, pii2014 Silicon Valley, Nov. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Palo Alto, Calif. The company is one of only eight startups invited to demo its technologies on stage as part of the Innovator Spotlight program.

The pii2014 conference brings together leading experts and innovators involved in the personal information economy to explore where innovation is heading and what it means for the future of privacy and identity. Virtru CEO John Ackerly will give a five-minute presentation entitled "Democratizing Email Privacy" on the morning of Nov. 12 and conference attendees will have a chance to vote for the Audience Choice Award. Virtru will also demonstrate its simple email privacy solution for individuals and businesses during the Technology Showcase on Nov. 13.

"The Innovator Spotlight is always a highlight of the conference, and it's my personal favorite because attendees get a chance to hear directly from entrepreneurs who are developing new technologies," said Privacy Identity Innovation co-founder and executive producer Natalie Fonseca. "We reviewed more startups than ever this year and we're very excited to introduce the companies we've chosen to the pii2014 audience."

There are big challenges associated with managing and securing the vast amounts of personal data being generated in an increasingly connected world, but there are also huge opportunities for innovation. Virtru is a prime example of an emerging technology and business model that enables its users to build trust in the data-driven economy. As the first company to make email privacy accessible to everyone, Virtru empowers individuals and businesses to control how their most sensitive information is viewed and shared online. The control, convenience and simplicity of Virtru is a revolutionary approach to privacy, data encryption and security that will forever change how people interact with their digital content, opening up new channels of communication.

"Our mission is to make secure email and digital privacy cost effective and convenient for everyone," said John Ackerly, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtru. "No one likes the idea of other people, governments, service providers, or hackers having easy access to their personal information. But until now, it's been too hard to protect yourself. We've made encryption practical, easy, and cost effective."

About Virtru
Virtru is the first company to make email privacy accessible to everyone. With a single plug-in, Virtru empowers individuals and businesses to control who receives, reviews, and retains their digital information -- wherever it travels, throughout its lifespan. The company has set a new standard for digital privacy based on the Trusted Data Format (TDF), created by Virtru Co-Founder Will Ackerly and used by the intelligence community to secure some of the nation's most sensitive data. Virtru requires no special skills or knowledge, supports all popular email and file types, and can be used on a PC, Mac or mobile device. To learn more about the company, visit and follow @virtruprivacy on Twitter.

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