When the California Consumer Privacy Act was passed in 2018 it gave users the right to have more control over how their personal data is used by tech companies. It gave them the option to not let their personal data be sold, a law that went into effect at the beginning of 2020 spurring many of these companies to do a complete platform overhaul to stay compliant with the new law. But what information are they protecting exactly, how much do these companies actually know about their users? The short answer is a lot.
What exactly do these companies know about us?
For what reason is your information used for?
This infographic takes a deep dive into the privacy policies of eleven major tech companies to see who was collecting what. These tech companies span a variety of industries, from social media to rideshares to software. But one thing they have in common is the large amount of data they’re collecting on the people that use their services.
Infographic by: Truepeoplesearch.com