Another less savory example of “Who Owns the Data?”
In separate research, the Journal examined what happens when people logged in to roughly 70 popular websites that request a login and found that more than a quarter of the time, the sites passed along a users real name, email address or other personal details, such as username, to third-party companies.
Is it OK for a research group to use your data ooze without your permission? What if it is “for your own good.” What if it will contribute to a better understanding of some ailment and an eventual improvement in the human condition?
Is that a higher and better use than determining your shopping habits and trying to sell you something? Or is it even more personal and intrusive?