Thursday, April 23, 2015
Personal information caches could be deleted more quickly in commercial transactions
WJLA-7 in Washington DC held a phone bank on identity theft, as reported here.
WJLA also reports on work, proposed at George Mason University, where personal information is deleted from a transaction stream as soon as it is used. a kind of pseudo Snap-Chat.
But right now companies have too much incentive to mine personal data from the web (not even the “Dark Web), which then winds up in the hands of criminals as well as “legitimate” advertisers.