I googled myself and found out that there are so many websites such as WhitePages, 411, PeopleFinder, etc etc that has all sorts of information on me including, but not limited to my name, previous addresses, parents, jobs (probably from LinkedIn, which is now deleted), potential work emails, phone number, etc. I know that Abine offers a DeleteMe service that, for $129/year, will allegedly remove all this information from online. Why is it allowed for these websites to gather and sell personal information for a buck a pop? Is this legal? How can I completely stay off the grid? I have eliminated my LinkedIn and all social media accounts. I now only have Twitter under an alias name, which I mainly used to tweet at hotels and airlines, and am not connected with anyone who knows me personally.