HOW IT WORKS
When you shop online, you generate data about your online shopping history. This data is a valuable resource you own. Just how valuable is your data? Well, big tech companies are getting rich on it. But it’s your data, and you have a right to do what you want with it.
STEP 1: ADD THE BROWSER EXTENSION
Data Fights Debt uses the Data Does Good browser extension, which makes it possible for you to take agency over your anonymous online shopping history.
STEP 2: JOIN THE DATA COLLECTIVE
After you add the browser extension, sign up to join The Data Fights Debt data collective. Every time you shop, your anonymous data will be contributed to a secure data pool. The trends in this data pool will be sold to researchers (never individual’s data). (FIGURE 2)
The money our collective data makes then is used as a donation to RIP Medical Debt. With this donation, RIP Medical Debt buys distressed medical debt for cents on the dollar. Each member's data frees $1000-$3000 of medical debt a year. (FIGURE 3)