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Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?

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Data privacy

Amid ever-evolving technologies, the law is always playing catch-up.

Credit: Seb Agresti

The reason you've been receiving a steady stream of privacy-policy updates from online services, some of which you may have forgotten you ever subscribed to, is that the European Union just enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which gives users greater control over the information that online companies collect about them.

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