Companies are hoarding your personal data. How to get them to delete it

 

Source: Tatum Hunter, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

What data can you actually request to delete?

When we say “your data,” we mean information like your name, phone number, email and home address. Some companies collect far more, like your age, gender, interests, real-time location, friends and behavior on apps and sites — and inferences about you based on those things.

The landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gave state residents the right to ask companies to not sell their data, to provide a copy of that data or to delete that data.  But some companies have said they’ll honor deletion requests no matter where you live.

 

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