I wonder how many news industry CEOs, senior level executives, and/or celebrity news anchors can one find in the databases of “information brokerage” companies? One would think such companies would be outlawed [over the entire globe] considering just how irresponsible and misleading they could get. But who knows, if such companies are driven from the “surface web” then they could spring-up on the “deep web,” or “dark web.” All considered [at least in my opinion], certain information brokerage companies should be either heavily regulated or not allowed to do business largely due to the ways in which they’d operate.
Your privacy as it concerns your personal identifiable information, ought not be a bargaining chip for the purpose of unilaterally enriching someone else’s lifestyle.
Related content: “A unified voice for online privacy rights.”