believe what you may but if it were true someone would likely have found out by now and it would be all over the news.
it would likely be commercial suicide if you were caught
Respectfully I disagree. I don't think at this point companies give two stuffs what happens to your data, or if they caught or not.
Facebook, Banks, Instagram, Insurance companies, Retailers, cellphone makers, cellular network providers, petrol companies.. Anyone you deal with on a daily basis are sharing your data with a third party company with little to no benefit to yourself.
Do you even remember Equifax? How they were 'hacked' and no one gave 2 shakes of a rats ass?
The only time people care is when someone intercepts data before it goes to these companies. However they all seem to accept/think that these companies are somehow angels with their data and they never leak or sell your data for a profit..
We've been/being quietly brainwashed into believing our data is 'safe' from hackers/foreign companies, when honestly companies get caught/admit YEARS after the fact to being compromised by foreign hackers with little (or none in most cases) punishment for anyone whatsoever.