personal alert systems
People routinely take pictures and record video of people who are aware or unaware that they
are being recorded, uploading the information in order to share it with what is often a large social network. Once online, these images can be re shared indefinitely and thus, are available publicly to practically anyone
with a Facebook or other social networking free membership. They can also be edited and re edited to inaccurately represent the individual and the individual’s actions and presence in a variety of locations. This data along with that provided by public records or anything that an individual has listed for any purpose online is also collected by pay for information sites. These sites then summarize the information obtained and provide reports with the resulting details which may or may not be accurate for use to individuals who may be checking on people they date, potential roommates and to determine is possible sexual offenders may live nearby. While the public is made aware of the use of their personal data for legitimate and abusive purposes, it does not stop people from continuing to enter personal information in online forms and to publicly share information about themselves and others.