“The Audacity To Spy” a Book on Personal Data Privacy by DAMA Chicago’s own Cathy Nolan- Out NOW!!!
Cathy Nolan, one of the most respected voices in the field of data management, has teamed up with her granddaughter, Ashley Wilson- Attorney at Law practicing in Illinois and Wisconsin, on a book about personal data privacy.
When Cathy became a victim of identity fraud through the hacking of her credit card information, she began extensive investigation into credit card and identity theft. Her research led to this book which describes the many ways personal information is being compromised and how the average person can protect themselves and their
Steve Hoberman, the world’s biggest name in data modeling, reviewed the book and writes:
“This book will raise your awareness of what government agencies are doing with your phone logs and emails; what law enforcement agencies and insurance companies are tracking while you drive, and what information data brokers are collecting every time you log on to your laptop, use your cell phone, access an app, or use your GPS. But not only alerting you to ways your data is being manipulated by hackers and data brokers, the book gives you specific ways you can limit the amount of personal data available for theses “data thieves”. Knowing how your data is collected, and who is collecting it, will give you the power to limit what you are willing to share. “
You can purchase the book on Technics Publications or on Amazon by following the links below:
Listed below is an excerpt from Cathy’s book:
“Yes, you should be concerned about the NSA and other government agencies having your phone logs and emails; but you should worry more about the insidious data brokers that are collecting information about you every time you log on to your laptop, use your cell phone, access an app, or use your GPS. Companies are collecting a variety of data about you, combining it with location information, and using it to both personalize their own services and to sell to other advertisers for behavioral marketing. Law enforcement agencies are tracking your car and insurance companies are installing devices to monitor your driving. Clerks are making copies of your credit cards. And if that wasn’t enough, the FBI has reported that hackers have been discovered embedding malicious software in two million computers, opening a virtual door for criminals to rifle through users’ valuable personal and financial information. More than warning you about the ways your data can be stolen, at the end of each chapter are suggestions for limiting the amount of personal data that is available to be seized and divulged. Can you completely cut off the flow of information about yourself? The answer is no, not completely – there is already too much data out there and increasingly sophisticated ways to obtain bits and pieces. But knowing how it is collected, and by whom, gives you the power to control sensitive information and determine how much of your life you wish to expose to those more than willing to exploit it.”
Please support Cathy by purchasing this book today and telling your friends and family!!!