When someone searches for your name, they can find a lot of information about you. Sometimes, these will be things that you want to be found---like links to your personal website or Twitter account. But in worse cases, they can discover your phone number or where you live.
Fortunately, there is a way to get this information taken down. In this article, we'll show you how to remove information from public records.
Sites like online directories, address listing sites, and background check websites are common. You'll find sites like Whitepages.com, which lists personal information on many people in the US (In the UK, 192.com does the same thing).
Often, these sites have some information available publicly. They then charge people to access more information, such as full addresses.
Apart from public listing sites, search engines and social media companies also have a lot of information on you that can be misused.
What Information About You Is Available Online?
These sites can gather a lot of information about you including, but not limited to:
Your current home address.
Assets, such as whether you own a house.
Some sites may even have access to more sensitive data, such as your social security number.