> Service Providers. We work with third parties who provide services including but not limited to data analysis, order fulfillment, list enhancement and other administrative services. We may disclose personal information to such third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide services to us. Such services may include: marketing distribution, email list management services, advertising, certain product functionalities, customer support, web hosting, customer data management and enhancement, fulfillment services (e.g., companies that fill product orders or coordinate mailings), research and surveys, data analysis and email service.
I have no idea what they expect to gain by infuriating that group.
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It's all good having some big behemoth like the EU laying the smackdown with GDPR for companies and sites but that shouldn't mean you let your guard down and expect all sites to follow the rules.
I don't need to care about trackers because I am blocking them pro-actively.
I have NoScript installed and temporarily allowed domains because I wanted to see if a website about stopping mining mines its users.
So yeah you only need one of them but I’d stick with the OG “origin” one.
It's analogous to the operation of those lawyers asking a few thousand euros for unlicensed use of pictures. That's legit as well here. Legal reverse GDPR extortion. Gives us insight into these customers, who've given us power of attorney or we sue. Lose and pay our bills. Win and we are done and the customers pay a much smaller fee (a person, but hopefully adding up to a reasonable fee).
Please correct me if I'm wrong but I think your costs are broader, include attorneys fees, and are therefore different from US costs. In US courts the prevailing party defaults to including costs when preparing the judgment order (parties do almost all of the drafting in US courts) but "costs" is taken to literally mean court costs as in filing fees and a very limited menu of closely related expenses such as costs pertaining to service of process, court clerk photocopying charges, and the like.
Things I'd need (as someone protected by GDPR):
1. strong privacy guarantees on your side
2. transparency about the process and techniques used
3. regular feedback
4. attention to data brokers, but also to anywhere else my pii might be on the internet, which could include shutting down e.g. old accounts on random shops
5. visibility into hacked data dumps (like haveibeenpwned, but for arbitrary information)
I'm pretty sure my information is spread all over at this point, but I'd like to get a handle on how big that spread is and to contain it wherever possible. I'd like to have an idea of how hard it would be for someone with some partial info e.g. a phone number, to determine my name or address.
This kind of service is something that I'm looking for now. I suspect that something like this already exists in "reputation management".
I'm surprised some privacy-focused angel (they must exist) hasn't already done this. If I have $10M to play with this would be a great way to spend it for the public good.
I'd much rather just not hand out the information in the first place.
- Access your data for all websites (anything that interacts with ads, including blockers, will need this)
- Download files and read and modify the browser’s download history (these two items are single entitlement in firefox, and provides the ability for AN to store the images for ads it clicks on. You get this nice mosaic view of all the ads its clicked, as well as a running total how much click revenue you've burned)
- Monitor extension usage and manage themes (checks if any other incompatible ad blockers installed and notifies the users)
- Access browser tabs (I'm not 100% sure what this one does, but you've already given it full access to everything on every page anyways.)
- Access browser activity during navigation (Killing popups)
The addon itself is GPL3, so I think there's a very low likelihood of shenanigans here. Also compare and contrast with uBlock Origin:
- Access your data for all websites
- Read and modify privacy settings
- Access browser tabs
- Access browser activity during navigation
But one of the ugliest cases is DMCA takedowns. For big companies, they're quick and easy and usually succeed even when they're completely unjustified. But for unincorporated people, issuing the takedown means providing your name and other personal information to the hosting site. And given that DMCA takedowns are the most efficient way to handle things like sketchy sites hosting stolen nude photos, it's basically a requirement to furnish them with the identity of the person pictured...
Profile: Doe, John
New Details: Hates data-mining.
I don't know, especially for scummy people search websites.
However, I've requested a lot of disclosure reports and opted out of a lot of stuff, and I don't think I've volunteered anything the dataminer probably didn't already know. The real big names like Lexis Nexus and the credit bureaus have their tentacles in everything, so it'd be very difficult to hide your address, telephone number, and property information from them.
The requests that require emails or phone numbers have never rejected throwaway accounts or non-personal phones numbers I have access to. I think they mostly ask for them to impede bulk opt outs.
You can also see what types of data Oracle has on you. This doesn't include all of the companies they own though.
But it doesn't work as described. Perhaps one or two companies might pay attention to the opt-out, I don't know, but I do know that it makes no difference that I can see.
Also, it does nothing to stop the worst of advertising's sins: tracking.
So, all in all, I consider it utterly worthless. It's far better and more certain to block everything browser-side.
> You may still receive other types of online advertising from participating companies, and these companies may still collect information for other purposes consistent with the DAAC Principles.
There's no functionality or service provided that I can find. The blog seems to be retweets and noise.
Not sure how this got voted onto on the front page, it doesn't seem to be a legitimate thing.
The only reason I don't just drop the call completely is to cover situations where a someone not in my address book might be calling me for something important.
That has never actually happened yet, though.