Data Privacy — Why Users Should Care and How the Tech Industry Should Safeguard Data

It is probably obvious to most people that certain personal information should be tightly protected — especially bank details, health records, and passwords. The motivation might be to protect us from criminal activity, embarrassment, or just because it is not anyone else’s business. Users should care about data privacy — and the tech industry should safeguard your data.

It’s essential to understand that ALL personal data is now the fuel of the digital economy.

Data Privacy — Why Users Should Care and How the Tech Industry Should Safeguard Data

Some big life and tech industry questions

There are real and practical data issues that need to be addressed.

1960’s Simulamatics Corporation

Cambridge Analytica

Convenience — not always benevolent

Apple vs. Facebook

Google vs. Everyone Else

We only have to wait another year for the implementation by Google

Best for Google

Europe has led the way to protect private data — GDPR

But does GDPR have any real teeth?

Data Privacy — Consumer — why you should care. in the

All of this connection relies (today) on Google having full access to your data.

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