It’s time to force tech giants to end the digital panoptican

We urgently need to move to a digital economy where the priority is protecting people, rather than exploiting their personal data.

Today we are living in a digital panopticon, a world where our every interaction with digital technology is being recorded and analysed. The rationale for much of this collecting, selling, and sharing of data is often based on the need to monetise it through the provision of personalised adverts.

There is perhaps nothing that exemplifies the modern data economy more than the way the ad tech industry and associated technical systems work. And while many major tech companies rely on...
source: New Statesman

2019-01-11 17:51
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