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IMA Webinar Broadcast: Digital Footprint Removal – Opting Out: Removing & Protecting Your Personal Data

February 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

The term “opting out” is heavily utilized in the OSINT world, but for those who have never attempted to remove personally identifying information (PII) online – Opt out may seem to be new terminology. Opting out is the process you would need to take to remove your data from search sites and data brokers that collect your data and sell them on the open internet to anyone. Prior to opting out though, you would first need to collect the data and the websites that harvest your data as well as keep a running log of URL’s where your data is found – only then would you want to target each site and begin the process.
This course will cover how to manage and protect your digital footprint. We will discuss methods for opting out of online search sites, such as name, address and telephone number search sites, as well as other methods for managing and protecting your personal information. We will discuss the importance of digital privacy, and how to ensure that your information is protected from unwanted access. Finally, we will discuss strategies for reducing the amount of personal data being shared online.

1. Understanding how your digital footprint exists
2. Searching for your digital footprints online
3. Prioritizing which digital footprints to target for removal
4. The removal process via opting out
5. Lab on search and removal
*Note: You must be an Infragard member, active law enforcement or military to attend.

Subject Matter Expert (SME) is C-T Watch, Inc. OSINT investigator and has developed their online research skills from the early days of the internet and previous law enforcement career spanning 3 decades. Currently certified in OSINT and several advanced online investigation disciplines, SME serves as an internal Investigator for a global NGO operating in dozens of countries, investigating risk.

Who Can Attend:
Open only to vetted InfraGard members.

Target Audience:
Target audience are Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Resource (CIKR) Partners, InfraGard members, Telecommunication Operators, Crime Analysts, Criminal Intelligence Analysts and Fusion Center partners and law enforcement.