• Privacy Activists Take On Oracle and Equifax Over Shadowy Profiling

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    There's been a lot in the news this year about how companies such as Facebook and Google record and exploit users' personal data, but less so about the companies that quietly build profiles of people behind the scenes, in order to target advertising at them or decide how credit-worthy they should be.
    So privacy campaigners in the U.K. have filed a series of complaints about these firms, which generally don't deal directly with consumers. The complaints are under the EU's fearsome new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation which potentially means the companies will need to...
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