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Your Online Privacy Is Fair Game, Nonprofit Data Brokering Game Suggests

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One major privacy issue with our increasingly digital lives comes in the form of data brokers, who gather up all the information we share with various sites, combine it, package it into “insights” about our consumer behavior and sell it to the highest bidder. As the template for the NSA’s PRISM, it’s kind of a big deal, yet it seems to bore the bejesus out of most readers. Until now.

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TrustedID Poll Adds to Controversy Surrounding Online Data Brokers

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A study released Monday by TrustedID found that 80 percent of respondents did not have a clear idea of how their consumer data is collected and managed by data brokers. Eighty percent also thought there should be a centralized online location where consumers could manage the information data brokers gather about them. No such site currently exists. Three-quarters thought they should be informed of the data collected about them.

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