Data Privacy & Financial Technology

Data Privacy

Every time we use our phones or computers, data is collected about us, often without our knowledge or active consent. Data, like where we go and what we shop for, is collected and sold. It is later used by any person or company willing to pay the price to influence our behavior, target advertising, and even to funnel us, unknowingly, into particular products or services.

Texas Appleseed is exploring data privacy as part of our Fair Financial Services work, to support individual control over our own personal information. Data privacy and control is a civil right that is, under current laws, too often denied to Texans.

In addition to data privacy issues, Texas Appleseed is also monitoring new financial technology products and services to ensure that they are covered by appropriate consumer protections and do not lead to negative financial outcomes for Texans.


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