Do you own your digitized information?
I ask because we generate it, but these companies use adhesion contracts (aka boilerplate contracts drafted by one party) to lower the bargaining power of the consumer and profit off of it.
There is also no recourse for negligence on behalf of the party who drafted the contract, once your personal information is out there due to their incompetence, they offer you no protection and no new identity.
Those who would do you harm now know where you live, work, know your health information, and social security information. This opens victims up to impersonation, threats, and acts of violence and aggression they wouldn’t have otherwise been open to had their information not been leaked.
Does this not count as a violation of the NAP? Do we hold the companies accountable? or do we wait until we are alerted to the intent of criminals, often times long after the incedent has occured and any chances of bringing them to justice has disappeared?
More than a thousand web apps mistakenly exposed 38 million records on the open internet, including data from a number of Covid-19 contact tracing platforms, vaccination sign-ups, job application portals, and employee databases. The data included a range of sensitive information, from people’s phone numbers and home addresses to social security numbers and Covid-19 vaccination status.
Misconfiguration of cloud-based databases has been a serious issue over the years, exposing huge quantities of data to inappropriate access or theft.
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Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society