Just three weeks ago, a report was released by Duke University on how U.S. military security is at risk because of internet data brokers. Data harvesting helps online organizations to manage valuable information about users and consumers of their sites. However, when that data is sold to or shared with third parties, a line has been crossed.
Tech giants, credit reporting agencies, search engines, and software companies sell our data and are even selling personal information about U.S. military personnel. Military Times shared: “In short, an industry that builds and sells detailed profiles on Americans could be exploited by hostile actors to target military service members and veterans, as a subset of the U.S. population,” according to the report.
Regulations for the Internet are more important than ever before. Balancing the free market and personal privacy should be obvious.