featured contributor

By High Contrast (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

I thought this was an interesting representation of the current state of personal data collection. Consider how many more pieces of data credit card companies, social networks, search engines and data aggregators have than the paltry 1500 that data brokers have. With all of this personal data out there, how much privacy do we really have?

Let me know what you think about this one.

data-brokers_51af8a9ae7d45

Photo by High Contrast (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Infographic by visual.ly
Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty

Writer and chief of miscellany at leaderswest.com
I aspire to give people something to think about rather than tell them what to do. My favorite Google Alert is "social media research," I am increasingly compelled by Gen Z, and I appreciate good writers agnostic of where they write. At one time I was Kred's 12th most influential social media blogger and Klout's most influential person on the topic of David Hasselhoff. Transplant from Seattle living in Cincinnati. Haven't entirely adopted the local sports teams yet.
Jim Dougherty
Jim Dougherty
Jim Dougherty