It is quite natural for us to share a lot of information about us on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter or any other website which request personal information while you register. Now how can we do away with this information about us from the internet?
These are some ways to get started
Know all information about you online in one step
Get started with the largest people search engine- pipl. It sources information from all sites in one go. You can get a list of sites where your information is stored, be it an account you created at that site or be it a review you made on that side.
Revisit the sites and opt out
Go to each site that has your personal information and explore ways to opt out or remove your information. Some sites may have a “delete account” or an “opt out “option available and this may require an email verification. Keep tracking until your information is off their shelf. Some sites must have sourced your information from some public sites like a record that is available publicly.
Refrain from sharing more
We tend to share a lot of information about us online like our birthdays and anniversaries, or all companies we work for etc. Is it necessary? Why should the world evade your private space? So, share only minimal information about yourself. It is not mandatory to fill all personal details on social media or other websites.
Never share your contact information on any website. If you want to protect your contact information go here -go to the privacy settings and enable protection. Privacy settings give a lot of control on how we can protect our data from getting published publicly. Always a good idea to not provide your contact information online.