Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Dark Market for Personal Data

 One take on the economics of the mafia ...

The reputation business is exploding. Having eroded privacy for decades, shady, poorly regulated data miners, brokers and resellers have now taken creepy classification to a whole new level. They have created lists of victims of sexual assault, and lists of people with sexually transmitted diseases. Lists of people who have Alzheimer’s, dementia and AIDS. Lists of the impotent and the depressed 

The Dark Market for Personal Data New York Times