Problem

Unauthorized sale of personal information

Other Names:
Unethical purchase of client data
Nature:
Much personal data is now stored in large databanks by government services and commercial organizations about individuals, and is sold to other companies who wish to tailor their marketing strategies to clients or who wish to refuse services to clients. Patterns of bill payment interest credit card companies, and medical histories interest drug and insurance companies. The sales show very little or no regard for the individual's privacy.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
11.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST