RadioShack is just an example of companies that gather information from names to addresses and through shopping they gather consumer preferences too. In a time where technology is becoming more and more advanced, and data collecting is expanding. People should be more careful when accepting Policy agreements, while they may seem long and boring, they are very important. As Andrea Peterson, proposes “Google and Facebook have contemplated that possibility and leave open the possibility that customer data could be sold” (Peterson). However Google seems to be on the side of consumer protection while Facebook is much more open minded. Thier policy states that “if the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner”, along with sharing within Facebook companies and other applications (Facebook).
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