Consumers always wonder about the observation of ‘Big Brother’ and how much the government is watching. It has been recorded that your private information from employment information to your internet browsing is observed by the government.
If a person believes he is getting away with anything then he has another thing coming.
Recently, the U.S. government started using a database called The Work Number as part of a pilot program that helps it determine who is eligible for government benefits like food stamps and Social Security disability benefits, according to a report by the nonprofit World Privacy Forum.
Owned by credit bureau, Equifax, The Work Number’s database houses 54 million active salary and employment records, and more than 175 million historical records, according to the company. The firm collects payroll data from more than 2,500 U.S. employers and then sells it to companies like credit card issuers, property managers and auto lenders.
To answer the topic---your life has minimum privacy. Unbeknownst to many people their information is purchased by the government. During the hiring process with an employer, activation of credit cards amongst numerous activities, gives permission to various agencies to share a consumer’s private information.
The Work Number is a database that can be visited by an employee, employer, and verifier of services.
It’s awful enough that consumers have to worry about the possibility of identity theft, but the lack of privacy and accuracy of this site has increased obstacles for many.
Be aware of what you’re signing and ask questions to what you don’t understand.
Bahiyah Shabazz is one of the nation's leading financial experts on the art of maximizing growth, entrepreneur, personal wealth expert, and author of "Spending fast: Clean up your finances in 5 days", "Finances are linked to emotions: live within your means", and many more. Bahiyah Shabazz is also a motivational speaker, columnist, and radio host of ‘Fix Your Money’. If you have questions or topic suggestions please email: contact@BahiyahShabazz.com