Data brokers are bound by few regulations and it can be nearly impossible to complete a removal from whitepages, or any other data broker.
Data brokers collect and store personal information on nearly every U.S. consumer. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that a single data broker company has information on 1.4 billion consumer transactions, totaling over 700 billion data points and 3,000 data segments for nearly every American consumer. What information are data brokers collecting? You’ve likely heard […]
Unfortunately, there are a number of ways in which internet use can leave anyone vulnerable to hacks and information exposure. Do you have a social media account that you use or, perhaps more importantly, that you don’t? Do you know how to remove personal information from Google? What about removal from Whitepages? How familiar are […]
Some might find all the talk about people wanting to remove personal information from Google and other websites just a little hysterical. Here are some thoughts on why online privacy is so critical right now. Privacy and Behavior Some people might say to themselves, “Hey, privacy is not that big a deal. What do I […]
How much is someone’s privacy worth? In some cases, it is literally worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The New York Times reported in February 2018 that a woman in New Hampshire had won a $560 million Powerball jackpot. However, lottery officials would not give her the money because she wished to keep her identity […]
There is an entire industry out there committed to gathering and selling your personal information. They operate with almost no regulation, and many individuals aren’t even aware of their existence or how their information is being used.
How bad is the 800 million-record First American data breach and can DeleteMe help homeowers who have their private home and personal data exposed? If you have owned a home or currently own in the United States in the last 15 years, it is likely your personal information may have been exposed. The information that […]
Trying to remove personal information from Google may be especially difficult if you have used multiple names throughout your life. DeleteMe removes married names, maiden names, nicknames, aliases, and anything in between. You don’t have to worry about searching for all of your names and removing multiple listings–let DeleteMe do the hard work for you. […]
If you’re using a third-party service to help you file your taxes, you could be allowing them to sell your personal information. Use DeleteMe to ensure that your personal information won’t be exploited by data broker websites. When Filing Taxes, You Might be Giving Away Your Personal Information It’s that time of year again: as […]