How to Remove Personal Online Information

How to Remove Personal Online Information

 

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If you've ever searched for someone on the web, what you usually end up finding is data gleaned from publicly accessible information. Websites that have this data, like phone numbers, addresses, land records, marriage records, death records, criminal history, etc., have collected and consolidated it from dozens of different places and put it in one convenient hub.

 

While this information is available online for public access, it's the consolidation of this information in one place that can make people uncomfortable. The most popular people search websites simply use information that's a matter of public record, however, this data used to be somewhat obscured by how difficult it would be for someone to compile this amount of information on someone.

 

The following websites are not doing anything illegal. This is all public information. Sites that collate this type of data function as search engines for public data. We all scatter small bits of our personal information all over the place in real life and online, but since it's spread out and requires effort to access, this affords us a certain level of privacy. Aggregating all this information into one place and making it so easily accessible can bring up serious privacy concerns.

 

Delete accounts. As already noted, it's possible that you've joined up to more sites than you'll ever remember. The more well-known the site, however, the better it is to remove yourself from it when trying to disappear from the internet.

 

This won't necessarily resolve "deep web" memory of you but it's a good start. The following list is provided to help make it easier for you to know how to start ridding yourself of the principal sites:

 

  • Delete yourself from Facebook

  • Delete yourself from Twitter

  • Delete yourself from YouTube

  • Delete yourself from LinkedIn

  • Delete yourself from Flickr

  • Delete yourself from StumbleUpon

  • Delete yourself from MySpace

  • Delete yourself from PayPal

  • Delete yourself from eBay and any other online auction sites

  • Delete yourself from Craigslist and any other local advertising groups.

  • Delete yourself from your Alma Maters (school, college, and university). Only do this if you’re no longer enrolled.

  • Delete yourself from game sites. Remove all your information from all game sites. Yes, that includes all the virtual items you've won and hoarded all those years. Give it away to people you know want the stuff, if the site permits it.

  • Close associated accounts. Associated sites, such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, etc., are third-party applications that helped you to use your social networking accounts. Don’t forget about these.

 

Close your personal sites. If you have created sites on the internet, you will need to remove them completely.

 

Some of the sites you might have include:

 

  • Blogs. If you had a popular blog, keep in mind that snippets of it are probably already scattered throughout the internet. There’s nothing you can do about this.

  • Blogs within sites. Many sites offer blogs as part of joining; don't forget these if you have started any.

  • Groups like Ning, Gro.ups, Yahoo Groups, etc. Your ability to shut these down might be dependent on the participation of others.

  • Forum posts. This is likely to be next-to-impossible for many sites but do your best.

  • Articles that you have added to article mill sites. Your ability to remove these will be dependent on the terms and conditions of those sites.

 

Consider using a professional company to remove your details from the internet. If contacting the myriad search engines one-by-one overwhelms you (and it is a very daunting prospect), you might be able to use a professional service to do the work for you.

 

Of course, you will need to pay but it might be worth it if your reasons for removal are pressing. Look for a service that:

 

  • Can remove you from the "deep web" rather than just the obvious services.

  • If possible, has agreements in place with data source providers.