I believe people are willing to allow corporation and government to breach their privacy if it makes their lives easier.
Probably because most people (me included) believe they don't engage in any wrongdoing in their life. So what's the danger... As we know cultures evolve and are different all over the world. The potential risk is when you have this 0.01% probability of bad person taking power through politics or massive amount of money and utilizing this data in a bad way. This could even be a foreign government or body. Google knows me better than my mom does, yet this knowledge is not stored in my country (just like if it "really" matters where it's stored ...).
This is an excellent example where I KNOW and understand that Google is "breaching" my privacy because they have a very good model of me. I've tried to move to the DuckDuckGo search engine... and because Google knows that I'm a male, close to 50 and a software engineer that is interested in home renovation, all my search results are aimed in that general direction. Including that vocabulary is VERY up to interpretation, so when I make a DuckDuckGo search, there are much less results on the topic I really want to read about, but it does have a lot of other results on how my search could be interpreted. But that's why I went back to Google, it took me so much more time to use DuckDuckGo that I decided that my privacy was not worth all this wasted time...
DAMN! I think I've just connected the dots... ???
I've registered with CIBC so they'd tell me when someone checks for my credit ( Yeah, for security reasons, so does CIBC say) in case a stranger opens some account under my name. Years ago... I assume that CIBC needs my permission to be notified if my credit is checked, probably why this is optional.
Then, I open an account with a different bank, sure CIBC tells me that my credit was checked. Fine, makes sense because I requested this.
Next thing I know, a 1 to 2 weeks after, my financial planner wants to meet with me to review my portfolio.. To make sure I'm happy with the CIBC service... That sure sounds like a monitoring system to me... I don't believe in coincidences. October 2018.