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Honesty Hits the Cloud [And Your Personal Data is For Sale]

Everybody sells your personal data (in some form) – right from Google to your mobile operator. But very few admit it.

SpiceJet, in a momentary lapse of reason has an interesting (and super honest) disclaimer on the site registration page.

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“Legal jargon about how we’re going to sell your personal information to our travel partners”

If you wanna see for yourself, first hop to this link, create a (dummy) login/password and in the next page, scroll towards the bottom.

Apart from the fact that its just a (silly) mistake, this is also a reminder about how comfotably companies sell personal data without informing users of the same (Spicejet is an exception though! ).

The email newsletter checkbox is by default checked and a typical consumer won’t care about unchecking it – so they share name/email id/phone number/address/fax number without knowing that the email newsletter is actually a hook to sell his/her personal data to partners (after all, it’s just a damn legal jargon to get access to your data).

And all this, while the user is booking a ticket from the site.So much so for trust (in Indian eCommerce services).

Read: How much is your data worth? Lets hear from Spam Industry

[Hat tip: Arun Jay ]