…or you may be more familiar with www or the world wide web. However you refer to the internet, we are all part of it whether you like it or not.

It’s scary the amount of information that you can find and you don’t even need any real skill. Today I had to register some directors onto a new company. By doing a simple internet search I was able to confirm their full names, what organisations they are associated with, and in some cases who their lawyer or accountant is.

Imagine what I could find if I was really looking.  I put it to the test on one person. I located their work phone number, partner’s name, past and current places of employment, political leaning (left or right), home address, email address, and their mobile number.

If you want to see whether any of your details are plastered over the internet, type in your name into a google search or a directory listing search. You may be surprised what you find.


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