Because freedom can't protect itself
Companies have been selling our private information (addresses, phone numbers, emails SSNs etc. for years). Sites like 123people.com, pipl.com. I have been so frustrated with these info. collection sites that have posted true and ERRONEOUS information about me, including Instantcheckmate.com that posted that I had a criminal record that was "Very graphic." Not true. No record! www.rottenneigbor.com had postings that I was a pedophile, racist etc. along with my home address. All libelous claims, but unfortunately it has caused mobbing in my community because some fools believe it. I have contacted a bunch of the sites to remove my information, but only some have. Instantcheckmate.com complied especially since the allegations of crimilnal records was libel. The misinformation has taken a terrible toll on my friendships, working conditions and my life.
In addition to new electronic tracking, let's tackle the tracking and control that has been going on for decades by the credit bureaus. These companies collect all types of data on us individually, process this data, and then report to financial, employment, and insurance agencies (just to name a few). These agencies then use this information in the form of a credit score to determine if or at what rate they will do business with us. It is a violation of due process that these credit bureaus are allowed to calculate a "score" on an individuals credit; then share it with all types of agencies for decision making purposes; but are not required to provide it to the very person it affects the most (the "owner" of the score). Decisions are made everyday which are discriminatory based on these scores. If your score is "good" you not only get approved for credit, but also your interest rate may be better than someone with a lesser score. These decisions tend to continually discriminate against the weak and poor in our society.
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