In a recent blog post Jim states that the "Data Police" have arrived. I have to admit that while I had an overview type idea as to what he was talking about just by the title of the article, I must say that you have GOT to read the article to fully appreciate what is being said.
And while we are on the topic of "conspiracy theory's", let's define the word conspiracy real quick. (I want to do this every time an American Patriot is called one of these, but if I did, I would have no time for sellin' cars). Anyway if you'll pick up a dictionary with me real quick (I'm using the Webster's 1828 Dictionary - in case you care to know).
I'm looking at the word and find that it simply means that a conspiracy is when 2 or more people get together and plan to break the law. (okay, okay - for you people that like to be all technical - yes the definition says alot more than that - I simply summed it up so I wouldn't bore the younger generation or anyone else who may have a short attention span - JUST KIDDING - relax).
So Is Jim One Of These Conspiracy Theorists
What I mean by this article is that you can be a "theorist" or you can point out the truth. And if a vendor is reselling our data...they are breaking the law (correct me if I'm wrong). So no! Mr. Ziegler is not a conspiracy theorist, he simply has exposed the conspiracy (that they break the law - this ain't theory - it's truth). And hopefully drawing enough attention to this stuff, that it will create a positive change.
I personally have always believed that some vendors have entirely too much information about our customer's (I said this more than 5 years ago). But I am only a salesman and can't force my employer to take this seriously, but mark my words, when I'm in charge, I will defend my employers data privacy in all I do.
I'm going to end this post with 2 thoughts.