Personal Information Crusade


Who is willing to join the crusade to help take back control of your personal information? Here’s the idea: You know how the Nature Conservancy purchases environmentally sensitive land from private owners in order to prevent it from being developed for commercial purposes? What if consumers could create a similar organization to establish a fund to purchase customer information from companies winding down or looking to sell off...

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In a guest post appearing in VentureBeat on May 25, Protegrity CEO Suni Munshani calls on consumers to join in a crusade to protect their personal information from being treated as an asset by companies looking to extract as much value from that data during bankruptcy proceedings, acquisition or otherwise going out of business.   What happens to the personal information of users when companies that collected that data close up...

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In an opinion piece published by Multichannel Merchant, Protegrity CEO Suni Munshani explains how the sale RadioShack’s customer lists to the highest bidder through bankruptcy proceedings made him wonder whether there’s a way for consumers to take matters into their own hands and join together to buy back their own data. It is republished below in its entirety. The original can be found here.   Last week one lucky bidder –...

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