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A Credit Report for Your Health

As consumers, we would never apply for credit cards or mortgages without checking our “annual credit reports” to ensure accuracy and fair pricing.  However, there is virtually no awareness among consumers that a few, large corporations collect, store, and sell their...

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@dmsirvine Responding to a question about use of technology, Drake says use of artificial intelligence is coming to CRAs but they need to be careful about how it is used. “It needs to be a careful and nuanced approach.” #AccuracyWorkshop

The document doesn't name who is buying this data from the California DMV, but companies like LexisNexis and Experian appear frequently in documents from other DMVs. Here are the revenue totals themselves, too https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evjekz/the-california-dmv-is-making-dollar50m-a-year-selling-drivers-personal-information

“IF iron ore was the raw material that enriched the steel baron Andrew Carnegie in the Industrial Age, personal data is what fuels the barons of the Internet age.” https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/technology/web-privacy-and-how-consumers-let-down-their-guard.html

"You’ve probably never heard of many of the data firms registered under a new law, but they’ve heard a lot about you. A list, and tips for opting out." https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information

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