The New York Times cyber security reporter has written an excellent article about sharing emails. This is information you shouldn’t need to share when you’re buying cat food or underwear. I personally hate when people do this in stores as well as being asked for my phone number at the checkout register and informed by the clerk that it’s only for demographic purposes. And, by the way Target, Neiman Marcus and others do not need your debit card pin.
No company is secure. Even if your politely asked don’t hand over any personal information.
Click on Stop Asking Me for My Email Address to read the very interesting and timely article.