“We won’t sell your personal data, but …”

When a company promises not to sell your personal data, this promise alone doesn’t mean much.

“We will not sell your personal data, but …

  • We might get hacked.
  • We might give it to a law enforcement or intelligence agency.
  • We might share or trade your data without technically selling it.
  • We might alter our terms. Pray we do not alter them any further.
  • We might be acquired by a new company that alters the terms.
  • We might go bankrupt and the data be sold as an asset.”


(This post started as a Twitter thread. Thanks to Michael Madden for his contribution to the thread.)