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

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illustration 23 The trouble with third-party sources… of personal data

An organisation may collect personal data about an individual from the individual themselves or from someone else – that is, from a third-party source.

Examples of third-party sources of personal data

Third-party sources differ depending on what business or other activities are carried out by an organisation, but here are some examples:

  Database resellers

If you Google “selling marketing lists”, for example, you’ll get a host of search results listing businesses advertising marketing lists, email addresses and other databases for sale. I looked at one sample list. I saw that for individuals ...

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