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Monday, April 30, 2012

Privacy: Why Injured Workers Are Stalked With Junk Mail and Nuisance Calls

Data sharing is a major problem and its effect on injured workers is becoming more acute. When injured workers contact providers for "more information" or sign onto what appears as so called "helpful" websites, their information is gathered and disseminated to other vendors and they become targets for advertising. 

As more and more people seek "help" on the Internet or in response to advertisements, the data that they provide is shared and sold in many instances. While the Obama Administration is seeking to remedy the situation through education, that might not be enough to limit on onslaught of junk mail and nuisance call solicitations.

Click here to read more:  Following the Breadcrumbs on the Data-Sharing Trail (NY Times)

"If you have ever felt inundated by such solicitations, by e-mail or by snail mail, you may have wondered what you did to deserve it."