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Data Moves Differently Now

It used to be that anybody could just grab anybody’s personal data, and used it for whatever purpose they wished. Millions and millions at a time. And could get away with it. That’s why there is a multi-hundred billion dollar data broker industry. Why Google is worth almost a trillion dollars as of today. Why…

The wonderful, but so far uncharted world of personal data

The term “Personal Data” is everywhere, but almost nobody knows anything about it. How can that be? Let’s start with what we do know about: We know about “government data”. Well, at least the government does. It is where information technology originated, for the census, for taxing and so forth. The government collects data about…