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As difficult as it is to exercise FIOA rights with State and Federal agencies, I am more concerned over the lack of any sort of FOIA right to access data held on me by private companies.
While I may have the right to view my credit report, I don't have an equivalent right to view (and challenge) data tied to me via Facebook, Amazon, Google, and other private entities. Such data is often now used by prospective employers to pre-screen candidates. Without FIOA-like access to these large, non-public databases, we all are at risk of being denied services, jobs, housing or other things due to potentially erroneous data contained in private databases.
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