As much as this is in the news, it still persists and people don’t like it, especially when it’s flawed and it really represents some sloppy data work, all to make a buck.  The FTC has again asked for help from Congress.  The TV station went knocking door to door and people were not happy.  One State lawmaker Georgia says this could be attacked with both state and Federal levels.  The FTC is somewhat stuck unless Congress does something.

Again I have my campaign to index and license all data sellers.  Most consumers don’t even know data brokers exist.  For 3 years I have been bugging the FTC and members of Congress to get on this and there’s more videos at the campaign.  Help me out if you can as it’s been a hobby and I would really like to see a law that has some teeth for transparency.  What I am suggesting doesn’t stop data selling but with consumers being able to see who’s selling what kind of data and who the customer types are, it would really help. 

Senator Schumer of New York Calling for Privacy Protections With Sharing Data From Wearable Devices, As FTC Found Some Are Sending Data To 3rd Parties, Once Again Need To License the Data Sellers & Distributors
Somebody Needs to Start Calling “Foul” On Proprietary Predictive Algorithms When They Cannot Be Replicated For Accuracy As This Accelerates Inequality and Promotes Even More Data Selling For Profit
Argus Analytics Produces “Share of Credit Card” Data On Consumers - Digs Up The Dirt on Your Credit Card Behavior Patterns-US Consumer Protection Agency Is A Client-We Are Paying for Richard Cordray’s Slow Education Process
Oh Crap, Now Hospitals Are Now Buying Data From Acxiom - Data Selling Epidemic Continues to Evade on Personal Privacy As “Algo Duped-Stat Rat” People Try to Implement Virtual Models That Won’t Work…

Why do you think inequality keeps growing in the US so fast, it’s the scoring that denies access.  BD 

Data Selling and the Direct Correlation To Accelerated Inequality - Epidemic Spreading Like A Virus Moving Money Keeping Corporations Cash Rich and Consumers Cash Poor

Here’s the campaign! 

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ATLANTA -- Medical information is something most of us expect to be kept confidential. But believe it or not, some of your medical history may be available for purchase online.

Data brokers collect and sell consumer information, including medical conditions.

The 11Alive investigators bought a sample of that data to show that anyone can get their hands on this data for a price.

Diane Murphy was one of thousands of names found on a list the 11Alive Investigators bought it from an online data broker. For $400, they purchased a list of names and addresses, people in Atlanta who are listed as diabetic or taking medications common to the illness.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2014/11/17/data-brokers-health-info/19201629/

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