BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DeleteMe, the #1 online personal information opt-out and removal service, is offering U.S. midterm election voters discounts on its DeleteMe privacy services. Most consumers don't know that after they vote, new public records are created with their voter registration and personal information. Then, dozens of online data brokers buy this data and advertise it on Google. Detailed profiles are for sale whenever someone Googles the name or address of any of over 250 million U.S. citizens.
How can data brokers get consumers' personal information after voting?
Because voting in the US is considered to be a public act, companies can purchase voter data and use it, 100% legally. There are more than two-dozen large US-based data brokers that are the main buyers and sellers of personal data. These include companies such as Whitepages, Spokeo, Intelius, Addresses.com, Peoplefinders and more who buy and sell updated personal data on just about everyone – especially people who recently voted.
What info does the DeleteMe service find and remove?
DeleteMe is an online service that searches the largest data broker websites that list and sell personal data (including voter data). DeleteMe finds if your personal information is listed publicly and is currently being sold, and then does the opt-out and removal process for you. Your profile records become invisible in future searches. Every website can list dozens of specific pieces of personal information such as:
- Your political affiliation (and any legal activity involving you)
- Your name, email address, phone number, age, sex, family members
- Pictures of your home linked to your physical address and estimated home value
- Much more… detailed profiles are for sale for between $0.99 - $50
Is selling consumers personal information legal in the United States?
Yes - as long as the personal information is considered 'public record' and was legally collected or purchased. Data brokers regularly scrape and buy data about voters and combine it with other data including public profile info from Facebook.
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