24 December 2010

The Single Greatest Chart Ever (At Least if You Want to Know Where Your Personal Information Goes)

(ACLU)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report (PDF) that provides an outstanding start on describing the problems of data collection both on and offline. Buried in that FTC report is a small gem: On pages 107 and 108 is Appendix C, a chart prepared by technologist Richard Smith which conveys all of the personal information collected about all of us and where it goes.