How can I find out what information exists about me online?

What information exists about me online: The information about your home’s purchase price, household members, age, children, driving history, educational background, job, estimated income, shopping patterns, and any political associations you may hold is undeniably personal. Surprisingly, a simple search using your name and address is often all it takes for anyone to discover this information on the internet.

Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect your privacy. But before you take any action, try this: input your name and address into a search engine and observe the results. Chances are, like most individuals, you’ll find numerous websites containing your personal information. Some websites provide basic details for free, while others offer more comprehensive data for a fee.

Kristi Shehu is a Cyber Security Engineer (Application Security) and Cyber Journalist based in Albania. She lives and breathes technology, specializing in crafting content on cyber news and the latest security trends, all through the eyes of a cyber professional. Kristi is passionate about sharing her thoughts and opinions on the exciting world of cyber security, from breakthrough emerging technologies to dynamic startups across the globe.