When you google my name there are hundreds of thousands of results and unsurprisingly, I am not the top match. I’m not famous and I’ve never done anything exciting enough to warrant my own Wikipedia page. However, when you go onto Google Images, if you scroll down enough you will find a profile picture of me from around two years ago, pixie haircut and all.
In terms of my social media, on Facebook my posts are only visible to my ‘friends’ however these include people from primary school who I haven’t seen in over a decade. It’s fair to say I’m unsure if I can trust them with my information. In my about page I have my phone number and birthday, so far I haven’t received any unsolicited texts so I feel like this is a feature most people ignore.
My instagram has no information about me apart from maybe evidence that I drink far too much.
I think the most disturbing thing I found was on a website 192.com. From this I found my whole name and part of my address; however this website got my details from the electoral register, something that I never think about in terms of privacy. You do have to sign into the site to see more details but this is what I found the most worrying, which is surprising considering how open I am on social media.