As creepy as it sounds, every time you share personal information online, you’re paying a price. Your private data is valuable, and is literally being bought and sold. By whom? Usually by data brokers.
Data brokers are companies that are in the business of assembling profiles about people or groups. Your age, gender, location, favourite shows, songs and games… any personal info that can be collected about you is money in the bank for a data broker.
So, what does that mean for you? And just how do you protect your private data?
In this video, CBC Kids News contributor Saara Chaudry breaks down the threat and suggests how to counter it.
View the original video here.
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