Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 27, 2013

The Government Sells Your Personal Data

According to this article, the government sells your personal information. What kind of "personal info" are they selling? Voter info, business, medical, death, home sales, foreclosure, tax info, student info, you name it, the government is selling it. eek!

"It feels like a betrayal," Meer said. "Because our government is supposed to protect us, not to sell our information and profit from us." Spokesperson Andrew Cole confirms the Secretary of State sells business information for monetary amounts ranging from $200 to $12,000, depending on frequency and amount of information requested. But, Cole says the fees only cover the costs of running the databases.