New study by the Center for Data Innovation showed that only 1 in 5 Americans will pay a monthly subscription fee for online privacy despite the result that 80% want Internet companies to collect less personal data about them.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has emerged as one of the strongest voices in the battle over consumer data privacy, and this time calling for a data broker clearinghouse to be created by the FTC.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee argues that nothing short of a ‘revolution’ will stem abuse of the Internet and a new Internet Charter, a new Magna Carta, is essential to force tech giants to take concrete action to reinvent how the Internet is monetized and regulated.
A new report offers a never-before-seen look at Google data collection practices, raising new questions about the extent to which the top tech companies in the world collect and collate user data without their permission or knowledge.
With high-profile scandals and the seemingly daily buzz of breaches, scams and exploits, it’s more and more obvious that the data points that make up your online profiles are a hot commodity. Time for the citizenry to take back their personal data and bring back responsibility into the ecosystem.
Whether you are a user or not, you have a relationship with Facebook. With the latest revelations of the Cambridge Analytica "breach", it is becoming more and more obvious that whether you like it or not, your data will be harvested – and “sold”. Privacy choice and control is no longer fully in your hands.
No matter what future laws and regulations are imposed on Facebook, there will never be a law against storing customer data for in-company purposes. Facebook got in hot water for allowing tactics that manipulated elections. The 2056 presidential campaign could be entirely run online where Facebook likes replace votes.
Corporations and governments have access to more of your personal information than ever. Just existing in the digital world leaves a footprint that can be used to track and market to you with, and more commonly, without your permission. But all is not lost in the fight for personal privacy.