Transparency and online privacy. What you need to know about online protection rules

Research a few websites like Quora, Yahoo Answers, or Answers.com, and you’ll find countless discussions about how to remove your private information from the Internet. The fact is, your home address, telephone number, and even health records, are flagrantly being bought and sold by unscrupulous corporations known as data brokers.
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Personal Data Is a Source of Income for Data Broker Industry

In 2014, Dutch student, Shawn Buckles, set up an online auction to sell off his personal data to the highest bidder. Every bit of personal information went up for sale, including, location records, travel records, his personal calendar, email conversations, online conversations, browsing history, and his shopping preferences. Continue reading "Personal Data Is a Source of Income for Data Broker Industry"

How Does Your Personal Data Appear on Countless Websites?

If you’re reading this, you might be wondering, “How did this happen? I’ve never shared personal details about my income, address, or phone number, yet somehow, it’s posted all over the Internet without my consent! It’s a blatant violation of my rights! This must be illegal!” Does any of this sound familiar?   

Creepy as it sounds, we’re all being watched all the time. The question isn’t what we know about privacy, but what we don't know about it. Continue reading "How Does Your Personal Data Appear on Countless Websites?"