It can be a crazy world out there. So much so that some people don't feel comfortable being online.
From websites tracking your every move to having personal information fall into the wrong hands, there are plenty of reasons for concern.
If you are worried about privacy, you might want to remove as much online information as possible. Completely removing yourself from the internet is virtually impossible. Even if you have never been online, there are still sites out there that are full of public information.
Courts and government agencies have been posting public records online since the mid-1990s. Here are examples of public information that could easily be found on the internet:
- Motor vehicle records - this includes registration, licensing and driver history
- Registered voter files - some states restrict this information
- Property tax assessment files - these can include name of owner, property description and assessed value for tax purposes
- Professional and business licenses
- Court files - containing case indexes, tax liens and judgments, bankruptcies, criminal arrests, conviction records and warrants
Even though this public information will seemingly always be available online, you are able to reduce your online footprint.
That's why we're going to tell you how to delete yourself from the internet.