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How to Ho-Ho-Hold On to Your Personal Data

How to Ho-Ho-Hold On to Your Personal Data
December 19, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

Have you ever considered how many websites house your personal information? If you haven’t here’s the list:

The links will take you to opt-out instructions. The scary part, however is that this list, courtesy of Violet Blue’s excellent post on the topic, is far from complete. (Privacy Rights Clearinghouse maintains a more complete database on these sites.)

These kinds of sites are popping up every day. And if you’ve ever tried to remove yourself from any of them, you can see why a side business of doing it for a price is booming. In the past, many asked the question, Who owns the Internet? These days we have to ask, Who owns our data?

Ondrej Krehel, Chief Information Security Officer, Identity Theft 911

Ondrej has more than a decade of network and computer security experience. His expertise extends to investigations of intellectual property theft, massive deletions, defragmentation, anti-money laundering and computer hacking. He led U.S. computer security projects at Stroz Friedberg and worked in IT security at Loews Corp.

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