How you can manage your online information

How you can manage your online information (MGN Online: Pexels)

Data brokers, which include people search websites, are companies that collect and share information about us from government and public records, consumer surveys and other sources. Though it's legal, experts say there a number of different people who search the sites that can pose significant risks.

Data brokers share information with other brokers. So, opting out of the biggest sites will go a long way.

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What does the data broker industry have to say about all of this? We contacted several individual people search sites but they have not responded to our questions

In the meantime, there are now, two bills before Congress to regulate the industry.

Click here to learn about the link to the World Privacy Forum that allows.

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