shield themselves from any kind of reprisal with EUAs some even including

Shield themselves from any kind of reprisal with euas

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shield themselves from any kind of reprisal with EUAs, some even including mandatory arbitration clauses. Mandatory arbitration clauses, if you’re unfamiliar, are included in EUAs with credit card companies, cell service providers, and other companies. These clauses stipulate that even if there is an abuse of your privacy on their part, you waive your right to file a lawsuit, instead opting into a closed-door arbitration meeting in which a professional legal arbitrator will review the facts of the violation and rule for damages if necessary. Here’s the kicker, you don’t pick the arbitrator, they do. It’s basically mercenary justice, or as I like to call it, the death of justice. And it’s been held up by the supreme court. A pretty excellent group, called Privacy International (including the strikethrough), actually tracks international instances of privacy abuse of any kind; medical record information leaks, political data gathering by mega-wealthy donors. For instance, documents were uncovered before the 2018 November midterm elections that the Koch brothers, owners of Koch Industries (one of the wealthiest corporations in the world) and responsible for Citizens United (money=speech) legislation, had gathered detailed political profiles for 89% of the US voting population using data illicitly gathered by their data analytics company, i360.

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