TV/Radio: CFC’s Richard Holober discusses email receipts waiving consumer privacy

RichardTVinterviewKTVU Channel 2 San Francisco:
Consumers Using Emailed Receipt Could Face Problems

CBS 5/KPIX (San Francisco): ConsumerWatch:
E-mailed Receipts Can Cost Your Privacy

KGO 810 News Talk Radio:
E-receipts Pose Privacy Threat

  • Email receipts are becoming more common, but beware; the option has strings attached. “Once you’ve provided that email address that information will be used for all kinds of purposes.” says Richard Holober, executive director of the Consumer Federation of California. He says your information can and will be used for marketing purposes, sold to third parties and used to compile information about your shopping habits. You are effectively waiving your rights by opting for an emailed receipt. (Audio and article)

NBC Bay Area Channel 11:
Privacy experts warn email receipts may compromise personal information

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