Seven ways to reduce your digital footprint

We create data wherever we go, the trick is to try keep it to the bare minimum

Google yourself, check your email and scrub your social media. Photograph: iStock

Google yourself, check your email and scrub your social media. Photograph: iStock

We’ve all had moments when we wish we could erase ourselves from the internet. Perhaps an embarrassing moment that has been made public or an ill-advised comment or judgment from the past that has resurfaced to haunt us.

In that moment of horrifying clarity, we realise just how much data is out there on us.

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