Your personal data is a perennial issue that will just not go away. The fact that you have given it away for free or almost nothing makes the situation worse.
In fact it becomes ever more urgent, because the way things are, the big extractors of personal data will go on hoovering it up and use it for whatever they choose to do with it.
We raised this back in December 2011 in Just How Valuable Is Your Web Data? ; in April 2012 in Personal Data: Government Plans a Rich Harvest and in June 2012 with Who Actually Owns Your Social Media?
And every time you get spam because they allege you have agreed to it, you can only curse the onward selling (misuse) of your personal data to benefit the commercial interests of others. Read more…