Since my primary email associated with my university has been receiving more spam than usual lately, I took the liberty to google the email address to see if it was posted anywhere online in some random board or other online whatnot for it to be harvested. Turns out, there is an entire spreadsheet
with not only my email address, but also my cell phone number!!! The list seems to be a contact information list for a group called Impact Planning. When I go to the homepage
of this group, I have no idea what this group is! I'm generally super uptight about privacy controls (my Facebook page is only accessible to friends only, never ever leave my phone number and email out on forums I'm in, etc) so this is slightly freaking me out a bit.
The page lists me as a canvasser, which was accurate for one of the most miserable days of my life so far about 2 years ago. I stupidly worked for the Fund for the Public Interest. Could they have sold my information to this new mystery group or was there something in the fine print in the documents I signed? Has this happened to anyone else who has worked for the Fund for the Public Interest? Is there any action I can take to get my information removed or do I just have to hope this gets buried deep enough within the internet and hope less desirable people don't get a hold of this information, specifically my phone number as a simple search for my email address will turn up this information??