PublicDataUSA Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

PublicDataUSA is a people search site that collects and shares personal information, allowing strangers to learn various details about your life without even meeting you. However, according to the data broker, their mission is to simply make “public data accessible.”

Similarly to other data brokers, PublicDataUSA publishes information such as contact information, property records, vehicle records, White House records, business registration, campaign contributions, and more.

For many people, the thought that anybody can easily look up their personal details is disturbing, and rightly so.

Fortunately, the opt-out process for PublicDataUSA is relatively quick and easy. Send a data removal request through the PublicDataUSA opt-out page and see your details disappear. Follow our step-by-step guide to get your details removed in a matter of days. 

Opt-out process:  5 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email and phone number

Updated: February 2, 2023

Watch the video opt-out guide

How to opt out of Public Data USA and remove your info?

In short:

  1. Go to the PublicDataUSA opt-out page at http://publicdatausa.com/optout.php
  2. Check the “opt-out” box next to the record(s) you want to remove
  3. Fill out the form, complete the CAPTCHA challenge and click on the “submit” button

Keep reading for the step-by-step 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*.

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

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

Step-by-step PublicDataUSA opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Go to the PublicDataUSA opt-out page at http://publicdatausa.com/optout.php

    Go to the PublicDataUSA opt-out page, enter your first and last name, choose your state, and click on the search button (the one with the magnifying glass). 

  2. Check the “opt-out” box next to the record(s) you want to remove

    You might see multiple records that match your search terms. Check the “opt-out” box next to the one you want to remove and scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

  3. Fill out the form, complete the CAPTCHA challenge and click on the “submit” button

    With the opt-out box ticked, once again, enter your first and last name, email address, and phone number. We recommend you copy and paste the phone number already present in the record or provide a fake one. Complete the CAPTCHA challenge and click on the “submit” button.

    TIP: Be careful not to give this or any other data broker any personal information that they didn’t already have. If your current email address is different from the one in your listing, either copy the one from the listing or mask your current one using something like Firefox Relay.

4. Continue your data removal journey

Once you’ve gone through all the steps above, PublicDataUSA will inform you that since the opt-out request processing is done manually, it will take between 1 and 3 business days to complete.

Now that you’ve completed the PublicDataUSA opt-out, you’re ready to move forward on this data removal journey. With hundreds of data broker sites in the US, people search sites included, your personal information is still likely being collected and sold.

You can choose to opt out of these websites manually, but keep in mind that it will take quite a bit of time and patience to go through all these processes. You can start with these guides:

If your online privacy is important to you but time is something that you simply don’t have, try our personal information removal service, Incogni.

Incogni will automatically send data opt-out requests on your behalf and continue to do so as long as you have an active subscription.

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.

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  • 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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