On May 27, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report titled, “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability”. In the report, the FTC concludes that data brokers operate with a fundamental lack of transparency. In additiona, the FTC recommends that Congress enact legislation to make data broker practices more visible to consumers […]
Here at StopDataMining.me, we’ve been working hard to build tools that help consumers control the monetization of their private information. And now we’ve received coverage from the editors at Lifehacker.com! In “The Top 50 Companies that Mine and Sell Your Data (and How to Opt Out)”, Lifehacker.com author Melanie Pinola compliments our efforts to build […]
Acxiom, one of the most secretive and prolific collectors of consumer information, is embarking on a novel public relations strategy: openness. On September 4, 2013, it plans to unveil a free Web site where United States consumers can view some of the information the company has collected about them. With about $1.1 billion in revenue […]
The Gold Rush for Personal Data
"Personal data is the raw material that fuels the barons of the Internet age."