Personal information easily removed
A survey of reactions to finding personal data online reveals that the first question people ask is how hard or easy is it to remove that information from the internet. Many websites will offer guidance or steps that can be taken to reduce your digital footprint. But that doesn’t really help you get your first and last names off the internet, or your home address off the internet or even your former spouses name and family member names offline. Getting your personal information removed is only easy for experts in personal online data removal.
Companies that specialize in finding your personal, private data online and then methodically getting it removed have a lot of experience doing this because they have already walked through the steps hundreds, and even thousands of times, depending on how long they have been in business. They also have technical expertise that many non-tech people don’t have. They know where to look for data, often times it is buried under many indexes and websites, and it takes some digging to get to it and have it removed.
For some websites posting your private data online, you can reach out to them directly, and if the data is opted out, say your cell phone number, then you can request that they remove that information from their any pages or affiliated websites that they own. Legitimate websites and businesses are usually good about doing this. However, be warned, shady, background check type sites will not only claim that the information is public and therefore allowed to be posted by them, but they will try to get more data out of you by asking you questions like “what’s your address?” or they will tell you “if you send us a copy of your driver’s license, we might be able to get it removed.” But they simply add this information to their database. Some companies will take the information off, telling you that they’re so busy that it takes four to six weeks to have it removed, (which is ridiculous, by the way, it should take about ten minutes). When you go back later to check, you may be happy to find that the information is gone and you sigh in relief, thinking, “great, that was easy! My info is gone!” Then you go back two months later and find that they have reposted all the original info and even more of your personal data.
Because of this big run around those individuals get from greedy data companies, many people turn to the aforementioned data removal companies. These companies really can easily remove your data off the internet. They have the technical knowledge and the understanding of the process that helps get the job done quickly and permanently.
If you have questions about personal data removal, talk to the team at Wiperts.