Data Privacy and Digital Trust


THE DILEMMA OF limiting personal data privacy for the need to share information in the interest of public safety has heightened awareness of the issues involved in the current pandemic. While the rationale is well understood, there are concerns that this precedent may become an irreversible and automatic default. The latest data breaches and scandals involving Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and Marriott have further alerted users to how data are collected, stored – and breached. In the case of Cambridge Analytica, the use of a quiz app to harvest, without consent, millions of Facebook users’ personal data that were then analysed and ...

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