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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 15 Excessive collection of personal data in an online membership form

Many organisations tend to collect excessive information as part of a registration or initial sign-up process. While collecting basic information such as the individual’s name and email address would be sufficient for the purpose for which they are collecting and will be using the personal data, they collect additional information for statistical purposes.

Do you often encounter websites that ask intrusive questions and even require excessive information when you want to join their membership or community? What happens when you refuse to provide the information because it is ...

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