Why It’s Difficult to Remove Private Information About Yourself from the Internet

If you’ve ever tried to remove private details about yourself online, then it quickly became apparent that there’s many obstacles blocking your path to true online privacy. The average consumer is completely unaware of the countless ways their private information is being used and shared. The people pulling the strings behind the scenes are known as data brokers, and they have a good reason to keep your information public — it makes them money. As such, they have no motive to remove your private information from their websites.

Here’s a few examples of how data brokers and people-search sites can make it difficult for you to remove your private information.

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