Everyone wants your information- your phone number, email address, date of birth. Companies are in the business of compiling your information and selling it. Most of the information is already public. Your address and the value of your home are listed on the Harris County Tax Appraiser’s website. Any run-ins you’ve had with the law are public… listed right on the police report anyone can read. But dozens of data brokers have gone a step further and captured all of the data available at multiple agencies and offices… and put all together in one easily searchable database. You can get info on anyone- for a small fee.
Don’t like the idea? You can opt out of these databases so that when people search for you… they won’t find a thing. Click here for the “Giant List of Data Brokers to Opt Out of.”