Hiding from the Internet

In the third edition of my book Hiding from the Internet, I discuss the various ways to remove your personal information from the internet. This includes social networks, people search Websites, data brokers, public records, and more. This page was originally created to assist the readers of the book. Each link mentioned is on this page, separated by chapter. As links change, I will update them here. This page does not include instruction, and some of the links may seem confusing without the book. I also conduct training sessions on these techniques.

Chapter One: Pre-Assessment

Chapter Two: Self-Background Check

Chapter Three: Preparation

Chapter Four: Online Protection

Chapter Five: Credit Companies

Chapter Six: Anonymous Purchases

Chapter Seven: Anonymous Telephones

Chapter Eight: Personal Data Removal

Public Data Brokers

Non-Public Data Brokers

Data Marketers

Ancestry Records

Removal Databases:

Chapter Nine: Social Networks

Chapter Ten: Web Publishing

Chapter Eleven: Government Records

Chapter TWelve: Disinformation

Chapter Thirteen: Aliases

Chapter Fourteen: Future Habits

Chapter Fifteen: Major Life Changes

Chapter Sixteen: Data Leakage Response

Privacy Guide

The third edition (2016) of my book on digital privacy is now available:
Hiding from the Internet

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