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Fighting Equifax, Data Privacy - Reuben Metcalfe of Class Action Inc

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Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

In 2017, the bitcoin community was outraged by the extreme negligence of Equifax in one of the largest data breaches ever.

A central point of vulnerability was hacked and personal data including social security and credit card numbers were leaked onto the interwebs.

We have a short memory: Equifax stock is up roughly 43% this year!

Two years later, Reuben and his company, Class Action Inc are still fighting for the people. They recently filed an objection to a laughable settlement offer: less than $5 per person to less than 10% of those affected.

We discuss data freedom, digitizing law, and decentralizing power.

About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

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