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I find it a bit baffling that some people don't even realize that the data they have on their hand can be considered privacy-sensitive or confidential and they are happy to dump it somewhere on the internet or in a easy-to-get location without a care in the world
"Yeah let's send everybody an Excel sheet with all their personal data on it so that you can check if you own data is still up-to-date! That is surely privacy compliant right?!"
MY FUCKING SCHOOL COUNTY DID THIS. THEY HAD A DEAL WITH GOOGLE SO WE GET TO USE CHROMEBOOKS, AND WE HAVE AUTO GENERATED SCHOOL ACCOUNTS WITH OUR FULL NAME, EMAIL, AND ADDRESS. I'M SO FUCKING PISSED OFF. IT'S NOT FUCKING CONSENTUAL.
RememberMe1189780dMost people don't even think about it as it thing, sadly. There's no immediate, obvious connection between "hey I'll save your contact" and "hey I'll upload your contact to Google/FB" and "uploading your contact to Google/FB might be something you actually don't want".
Unless it's an immediate threat to them most people don't really give a fuck because they have a billion other things to worry about, and these services provide conveniences that are a lot more tangible than keeping your privacy safe.
Consider just how many people still happily use Facebook even after all the privacy scandals.
shinypotato125280d@alexbrooklyn fucking hell, I had the same with my student housing company. They sent an Excel sheet with the data of all the people living in my campus via email "so we can check if our own data is up-to-date"
They then faced a lot of legal repercussions and are now not handling their data at once by email anymore, but sadly I'm still stuck with them for a while
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