Private Eye Opt Out & Remove Your Info

Private Eye is a data broker site that offers people search, address lookup, and reverse phone lookup services in cooperation with PeopleFinders, another data broker. People search sites often do this: smaller data brokers offering limited personal information act as sales funnels for larger ones that offer much more detailed profiles.

Private Eye will display your age, current and past locations, redacted email addresses and phone numbers, and relatives and associates. Clicking on “view details” will take you to PeopleFinders via a sneaky redirect.

PeopleFinders has a much larger database of personal information. There, for as little as a dollar, anyone can find your birth records, marriage records, uncensored phone numbers and addresses, property records, and much more.

We recommend opting out of PeopleFinders to get your data out of their and their many partners’ hands at the same time. Read on to opt out of PrivateEye.com directly, but know that this will leave your personal information up on PeopleFinders.com.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: None

Updated: November 02, 2022

How to opt out of Private Eye and remove your info?

In short:

  1. Go to the Private Eye opt-out form at https://www.privateeye.com/static/view/optout/
  2. Fill in and submit the opt-out form

Keep reading for the full opt out procedure with screenshots.

Removing your data doesn’t have to be complicated

It’s easy for data brokers to find and sell your most sensitive information. Taking your data off the market should be just as easy! For just $6.49 per month, Incogni sends out hundreds of recurring opt-out requests*.

Don’t waste any more time opting out one by one. Let us deal with data brokers, so you don’t have to!

Use DATA-REMOVAL-FEB at checkout to get an additional 10% discount.

* See the full list of data brokers Incogni covers here.

What to do if your phone number is being shared on the dark web?

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Step-by-step Private Eye opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Go to the Private Eye opt-out form at https://www.privateeye.com/static/view/optout/

    Opt out of Private Eye step 1

    Navigate directly to the opt-out form for Private Eye.

  2. Fill in and submit the opt-out form

    Opt out of Private Eye step 2

    Enter your first and last name, city, and state. Complete the CAPTCHA challenge and click “opt out” to opt out of PrivateEye.com.

    If you get an error message at this stage, we recommend giving up on Private Eye’s removal process and going through the PeopleFinders one instead. Learn how to opt out of PeopleFinders here.

3. Continue your data removal journey

And with that, your part in the removal process is done. Private Eye doesn’t commit to a timeline for actually having your information removed, but it should be gone within a week or so.

If you take your personal privacy seriously, you won’t be satisfied with just getting your listing off the Private Eye database. PeopleFinders is just one of the other sites and companies that have your personal information.

There are hundreds of data brokers operating in the States alone, and if one has your data, you can be sure that others do too. We have easy-to-follow, step-by-step opt-out guides for many of the largest data brokers in the industry.

Tracking down and opting out of every data broker that definitely or probably has your personal data would take you about 304 hours. And that’s just the first pass. Data brokers tend to continuously scrape public records and other sources and recreate profiles even after you’ve opted out.

So once you’ve put in your 300+ hours into getting your data off the market, it’s time to go back to the top of the list and start checking back with these companies and resubmitting opt-out requests. It’s truly never-ending.

Check out our other free opt out guides or start from these:

There is a way off this crazy-making carousel that doesn’t involve sacrificing your personal privacy. Subscribe to Incogni and let our automated data removal service take care of the rest. 

We’ll send out wave after wave of dozens of targeted data removal requests and even deal with rejection appeals on your behalf. You can stay up to speed with regular updates and an interactive dashboard, or do nothing at all.

Take your data off PSS and hundreds* of other data brokers with Incogni

Your data is worth more than oil in the digital age and data brokers are making bank at your expense.

Subscribe to Incogni for just $6.49 per month and get: 

  • A fully automated data removal service
  • Recurring removal from 159+ data brokers
  • Regular progress reports

Use DATA-REMOVAL-FEB at checkout to get an additional 10% discount.

* See the full list of data brokers Incogni covers here.

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