Does Amazon Sell Your Personal Information?

There are currently 150 million paid Amazon Prime subscribers, a 50% increase from April 2018. As Amazon continues to grow in popularity, more people are starting to ask the question, “does Amazon sell your personal information?” The short answer is: no, it doesn’t. The long answer is a bit more complicated.  While Amazon doesn’t routinely […]

Consumer Attitudes on Data Privacy: Shifting sentiment toward Big Tech.

At the end of July 2020, multinational consulting services firm KPMG Advisory released a new data privacy study, outlining results of a May 2020 poll on consumer attitudes on data privacy.  Some specific details are interesting, but the key conclusions are things we’ve seen reiterated many times before: “…Consumers overwhelmingly agree that data privacy is […]

Top 12 Online Security Threats

Most people rarely think about the top online security threats when they browse the internet. After all, if you have good antivirus software and are careful about what you click on, the chances that you’re going to get hacked or be taken advantage of by bad actors must be slim, right?  Not so. Even if […]

Guide to Juror Privacy

Being chosen to be a juror is no joke which is why we created this Guide to Juror Privacy. For the duration of a trial, jurors’ normal lives are disrupted. Instead of going to work and spending time with their family and friends, jurors must spend hours in the jury pool room, sit in the […]

What Is Your Digital Footprint?

You’ve probably heard the saying, “what happens on the internet stays on the internet.” However, most people don’t realize that they don’t need to run a blog, post on social media, or participate in forums for their personal information to appear online. Even without posting online, most people are still creating a vulnerable digital treasure […]

Tax-Day 2020 Reality-Check: Will filing your taxes online share your personal info with data brokers?

Are you planning on filing your taxes online? Complaints about the tax-prep industry have existed for decades. For years they’ve lobbied successfully against development of direct electronic tax-return filing, or ‘return-free filing’-processes, either of which could potentially decimate their industry.  The average person’s IRS returns are simply not that complicated, yet millions of people still […]

Best Companies and Tools to Remove Personal Information From the Internet

The internet knows far more about you than you might think. From your age and marital status to how many bathrooms your house has, a scary amount of your personal information is available to other people online. There is a simple reason why so much of your personal information is on the internet — your […]

Can You Block Your Name From Being Searched On Google?

Let’s go straight to the bad news.  It’s virtually impossible to block your name from being searched online. The better news is that you can control the results people get when they search your name on Google. With a little diligence, it’s possible to take back some element of control over your identity on the […]

How to Remove Your Phone Number From the Internet

Have you ever wondered how telemarketers get your number? Well, chances are, they probably find it online. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones who have your number.  If your phone number is online, it’s highly likely that it has been bought and sold at least once alongside more of your personal data. It doesn’t take […]

How to Remove Your Address From the Internet: A Step-by-Step Guide

Family members, close friends, and the mailman might feature on a list of people you want to know your home address. Random internet strangers wouldn’t be on that list. There are very few good reasons why you might want to have your home address appear on the internet and a whole host of great ones […]