Your information is online whether you like it or not. And, no, I don't mean because you opened that Facebook account or post on Blogger.
Your information is online so long as there are public records of you. Records such as having a driver's license, owning property, registering to vote or getting married. These records are displayed online on websites such as Intelius, ZabaSearch, PublicRecord, PeopleLookUp and LookUpAnyone for everyone to see.
According to MSN Money, "Dozens of sites like ZabaSearch make money selling your personal information, which also can include an estimate of your income, as well as unlisted phone numbers, email addresses and the names of your spouse and even your children. Many of these sites aren't all that helpful when you want your privacy back."
You can opt out of these sites, but it is difficult to do so and you must send a photo ID of yourself to the very sites that are selling your information.
Not scared yet? Consider that this information can be found by anyone and can be used for identity theft and stalking. It also can be used in domestic violence cases. How can a battered wife start over if her ex can find out where she is with a simple Google search.
This is something we should all be concerned about, yet most of us don't even know our information is on display for all the world to see.
Are you concerned about your privacy and identity theft?
Source: Should you pay to be erased?