Protect Our Data! A Digital Consumer Bill Of Rights
Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:08 PM
Good lord yes! I got into an argument with a customer support rep at, of all places, Blockbuster online about them not deleting my old personal information after I canceled my accounts. Got a really good laugh when he said "rest assured your data is perfectly safe"
Really now!! Guess all those data breaches out there aren't real either There should be no reason for a company to retain my data after I leave and if they do there should at least be the option of removing any of it I see fit from their website. Just in case someone somehow gets my log-in information and accesses said account.
This post has been edited by richeemxx: 09 February 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:21 AM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:12 PM
This would mean that this bill of rights had to be super enforced..and would be a stronger debate than it seems to be now.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:56 AM
I am shocked watching people posting their life on the web, their files, pictures. Cloud? It is a cheap way to get a hold of any data that private citizen have, allow it to be hacked by anyone in the world, while staff behind a cloud is laughing and joking how stupid people are to believe in privacy on the web.
If you do not want to worry about data being accessed by others, DO NOT SAVE IT ON THE WEB. You can turn off computer, smartphone or tablet, you can't turn off the cloud.
The protection of data is getting more and more expensive and it is cheaper to pay the fine or pay for identity theft damages than maintain security of the data. As long as this is true, no company is going to spend extra money to keep data safe. Besides, is there a way to track if your data was compromised? Companies are mandated to report it, but is anyone auditing it?