Are we all victims of Internet Privacy?
January 14, 2009 8:43am CST
......... if you visited a number of websites that promote alcohol, and you end up on a list that your insurance company purchases. The list compiled from a variety of Internet sites shows your name as someone who frequently visits sites that promote alcohol, or at least some one who is a prime prospect of alcohol sales. They raise your premiums on a profile that you has been built about you based upon the sites you visit on the internet. Someone assumes this is an accurate profile, and acts upon this erroneous assumption. This scenario may never happen but the door is always open. Just ask anyone who has been victimized by an inaccurate credit report. It is an extreme example but doesn't it point up a disturbing prospect for abuse?