In previous blog posts we had our say on what we think about the Internet and some of the content on it. However, today we have to check what the Internet has to say about us which I think is even more interesting.
Some of you might think “What’s there on the Internet, is all the data I’ve consented to share myself.” But it’s not true. At least not for me.
Typing my name in Google using UK keyboard, there’s not much you can find about me. All the information shown – LinkedIn, Tweeter or 192.com profiles belong to a relative of mine who happens to bear the same name and surname as me.
However, when typing my name in Bulgarian I was surprised to find information for me disclosed which I never consented to share. For instance, the result of my driving licence test was there. (Thank God, I passed it.) I could also see the grades I’ve received in some competitions. My date of birth was right next to my grades. None of this I would like to be seen by random people or stalkers. But is it even my choice?!