Your teen’s information is for sale. Acxiom has records on just over 13,780,714 teenagers in the United States. The average teen has been tracked by Acxiom for up to for five years by a wide variety of systems. Exact Data of Chicago sells anything about anyone including disclosing where your teen lives and the social networks they use. It gets its consumer information exclusively from Acxiom corporation. If you don’t know who Acxiom is you should, it is the world’s largest data broker.They know who you are the average person in the United States has tens of thousands of data points in the database. A database that is full of stolen information.
Where the information comes from varies, Acxiom gets information from many sources, state and city records, retail and loyalty card programs. There is a lie that is told that says information is all collected with permission. Brokers don’t care about trivial details like permission. Your child’s name is tied to your name in the databases. The collection starts as soon as a company gets your child’s name.
If you really don’t understand how data gets to Acxiom you are not alone. The company works hard to stay in the shadows. The video will show you a little about the giant corporation.
Acxiom was not the first data broker the business has been going on for a very long time. You know of the credit reporting system those are brokers too, the difference though is that congress gave companies through regulation the right to collect information about you. Acxiom has no right to any of your information. Your name is your property, and so are the names of your children as long as they are under 18 years of age.
Viacom is one company that collects and sells information to Brokers it sells who watches teennick.com by using the login id used on its website. The information is entered into the database with millions of other records.
You can limit some of the information collected, by brokers right from this site. Use the Declair Your Privacy document to turn off the sharing from you loyalty cards.
So what is the danger to your child if you don’t remove their information?
Data brokers count on your inaction, the companies count on you not standing up for yourself. the industry is willing to sell the information to anyone. Data brokers sell information to criminals all the time. One group sold social security numbers and dates of birth to a group of scammers. Identity thieves buy info from brokers also, so do pedophiles and other predators.
Mass manipulation of the population is the goal of those in marketing and in politics. While politics have for a couple of decades have severally blurred the line between serving the public and corporate influence. Marketing too with the invention of the computer systems began collecting mass amounts of information.
The social networks danger to your children
Viacom International Inc. Who operates Nicelodian along with teennick.com collects names and other information and shares it with Acxiom. If your child uses the website instruct them to use an alias better yet add multiple aliases. it will begin the training how to avoid big brother.
There is a general misunderstanding of how to discuss information in computer databases. limiting what you expose is backward. Give false and misleading information mixed in with normal activities. Big data won’t understand which is which that is why I call big data collection systems dumb and dumber.
I like you made mistakes as a child, things that we forget about. Your children have the right to make mistakes, and not have them recorded and sold.
Do not allow them to enter their real names to any electronic device that connects to the internet. Encourage them to use different names on devices including your cell phone. Data brokers are hungry for as much data about everyone.
There are a wide variety of brokers interested in your kids. The School may sell your child’s information in the directory. Legally the school should notify you each year to opt-out. Most schools seem to forget about notifying or asking for permission.
Directory Information Opt-Out Form
[To your school’s principal]:
Please be informed that according to the US Department of Education, schools may specify each of the third parties with whom the school intends to share my child’s directory information (including name, email, address etc.) without my written consent. See this:http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/superint-notice.pdf Please do so as soon as possible.
Until and unless you provide me with this list, I opt out of ANY of my child’s directory information to be disclosed to any third party, including military recruiters, without my written consent, [except for the specific purposes listed here: school yearbook, PTA, ( or other instances specific to your situation)].
Thank you for your assistance,
Name, relation to child, child’s name and grade
Your Address, Phone, Email
(Note: Please remember to keep all your records in case you need to file a complaint.)
Your data belongs to you. It is not public information no matter how it is gathered. The agreements you signed and not read are just a poor excuse by the industry to mask its actions. Nothing you did gives outside companies access to your child’s information. Your children those under 18, are incapable to give permission to have data collected. They are unable to sign binding agreements.
One seller of your kid’s information is Exact Data in Chicago. the information about consumers comes exclusively from the Acxiom corporation. Exact Data is the seller but Acxiom is the cultivator of the information about you and your family.
Tell Acxiom no more. Demand that they purge your data from its computers and the data on your children it is all your property. There is no excuse for data be in the hands of anyone else.
Use this link to opt out of Acxiom for you and your children
You should also send them a letter
601 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 342-1000
601 E. Third Street
PO Box 8190
Little Rock AR 72203-8190