ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

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ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by Boro Boy » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:21 pm

Interesting reading and you may want to take advantage of the links in the following article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... 39ab8440e7 :thumbup:
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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by blythburgh » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:27 am

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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by expressman33 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:55 am

Most of the links are for the USA
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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:42 am

expressman33 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:55 am
Most of the links are for the USA
unsurprising as its a link to the Washington Post.
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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by pabenny » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:32 am

expressman33 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:55 am
Most of the links are for the USA
Where laws around data privacy are entirely different to those here in the EU.

The first piece of advice is universal, though - Don't give them the data in the first place.
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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm

expressman33 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:55 am
Most of the links are for the USA
Most websites you are likely to use are also likely based on US servers... :problem:


I would be interested if anyone has completed all the steps highlighted in the original link and how easy they found it... I guess it would be very difficult to measure how successful the actions are; as its the same as having a firewall I guess, you never know what it may have saved you from...!?!
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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by Constantine » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:50 pm

Boro Boy wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm
expressman33 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:55 am
Most of the links are for the USA
Most websites you are likely to use are also likely based on US servers... :problem:
I doubt it. For example, the likes of Google and Facebook have data centres in Ireland. I can't imagine why any UK retailer or bank, for example, would want to put their severs 4,000 miles away on the other side of the Atlantic.
Boro Boy wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm
I would be interested if anyone has completed all the steps highlighted in the original link and how easy they found it... I guess it would be very difficult to measure how successful the actions are; as its the same as having a firewall I guess, you never know what it may have saved you from...!?!
What would be the point? Of what relevance is the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call registry?

In the UK we have a different set-up including GDPR.
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Re: ALERT: How to stop companies selling your data

Post by Chadwick » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:39 pm

Boro Boy wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm
I would be interested if anyone has completed all the steps highlighted in the original link and how easy they found it... I guess it would be very difficult to measure how successful the actions are; as its the same as having a firewall I guess, you never know what it may have saved you from...!?!
I'm not cutting edge enough to jump in first.
How did you get on - what was your experience?

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