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TLC Workshop: The Data Detective

This guide outlines the issues with data brokers, the information they collect and privacy issues.

Opting Out

  • Taking oneself off of data broker lists is neither quick nor always easy.
  • ​Some require more information to prove your identity (i.e. driver's license, etc).
  • ​Some 'opt out' services will remove you from their lists but they may not be comprehensive and it will cost a fee.

Turn Off Location in Apps

  • ​When installing new apps, opt to not allow location permissions
  • Check your apps individually for location permissions and turn them off.