District of Columbia
The intersection between privacy, big data, and competition
I don't mind companies selling meta data (not specific) to others for advertising and marketing. What I object to are the requirements to allow a company to collect and sell my data by telling me that by agreeing to use their services all of my data can be used for anything. Companies should not be allowed refuse me service unless I agree that they can sell my private meta or specific data.. I should be allowed to use their services either at a subscription where I refuse for them to use my data or I can agree that they use my data and provide the service for free. I understand that companies need to make a profit. But it should not be at my expense. If there service is valuable for me and I prefer to subscribe to protect my data rather than opt for the free service where they use my data; I would be OK with that. I do not want Google, Facebook, Twitter, et al secretly collecting and using my meta/personal data without giving an options of all or nothing. I want the option to pay for a subscription to their services and they cannot use my meta or personal data for anything--period, or to sign up for their free services and they can do what the want with my data. The current system violates my right to use their public services without giving up my right to privacy.