You have thousands of companies, apps, gathering large amounts of data. Sometimes data being processed by unknown third parties.
Usually causing key privacy issues.
The EU GDPR will address a lot of these issues, but the issue runs deep, very deep.
But how deep does corporate surveillance go? Read the paper below.
Oracle lists nearly 100 data providers in its data directory, including Acxiom and credit reporting agencies such as Experian and TransUnion, as well as companies that track website visits, mobile app usage, and movements, or that collect data from online quizzes. Visa and MasterCard are listed as data providers, too. Together with its partners, Oracle provides over 30,000 different data categories that may be assigned to consumers. Conversely, the company shares data with Facebook and helps Twitter calculate the creditworthiness of its users.
Sourced from: http://crackedlabs.org/en/corporate-surveillance
Report: How thousands of companies monitor, analyze, and influence the lives of billions. Who are the players in today’s digital tracking? What can they infer from our purchases, phone calls, web searches, and Twitter likes? How do online platforms, tech companies, and data brokers collect, trade, and make use of personal data?