How has your data been used against you?
It's not just the National Security Agency that can create a dossier from your personal data. You might be surprised by how easily local law enforcement, IRS investigators and private attorneys can reach into the vast pool of your personal information with little more than a subpoena: from prescription histories to credit card purchases and the rich digital portrait you keep on our smartphone. In many cases, this data can be wielded against you.
As part of a series on access to individuals' data, The Center for Investigative Reporting and NPR are interested in hearing about how digital information may have been used against you. If data obtained with a subpoena has been used as evidence against you in some way, we'd like to hear your story.
Please take a few minutes to share your experiences below. Your insights will help inform our reporting as we continue to explore how surveillance and digital information affect our lives. Everything you share with the Public Insight Network is confidential unless you give us explicit permission to publish it.