Your data is out there in companies’ hands, and no number of removal requests will change that. So don’t worry about who has your data; pay closer attention to how your data is being used.
Although data collection might seem like an invasion of privacy, data can be used for great, noble reasons — as long as company executives are asking themselves what constitutes ethical use of that data.
With the rollout of GDPR, it’s clear that people and governments are taking data collection more seriously. If companies don’t take better care of consumers’ data, governments or the free market are sure to do it for them.
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