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Should Online Privacy be Strictly Regulated?

Question of the day: Google, Apple, Facebook continue to use consumer data for their own gain. Should the public take a stand and ask regulators to better monitor this industry? Share your thoughts below.




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BlindJustice04
BlindJustice04
Jan 02, 2020

While the tech companies of today use and will continue to use consumer data, I don't believe that asking for more regulation on the tech industry will do anything.

1. Tech companies have looked for and will continue to look for loopholes in the law. That's just business to them.

2. If the public were actually concerned about their data and who could access it, they would not put their personal info online or on the socials.

3. More monitors on tech means that even more consumer data will be accessed and more people can access the data. Extra monitoring would give the people, if they hypothetically did want it, less privacy.

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Jesse pinkman
Jesse pinkman
Dec 07, 2021
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I agree with your answer as trying to change the ways of the tech industry at this point is anything but futile. However, I do think that there are ways strict regulation of online privacy is possible, by even the most ignorant individuals who do not care much about the concept. There are interventions that certain agencies could advocate to ensure that people aren't needlessly putting out information for public's view. the use of VPN perhaps, not blindly ticking off the 'I accept terms and agreements', perhaps ensuring the public is aware of their decisions and the way the apps use their information so that they can make more informed decisions in the future; rather than trying to change the…

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If you conduct yourself in a moral manner, who cares if people watch. I search about my Boston teams, text my brother in NC, debate on this site, educate myself, pay bills, and watch utube videos. No eye in the sky cares about my life. Now, if you scam people for money, buy guns, harass people online, make drug deals, and make threats, I’m glad they are watching. I’m sick and tired of scum screwing up my society. More cameras!!! My sexting with a girlfriend isn’t government focus. But the scumbag who likes 6 yr olds is. Go get them!!!!

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Cris Z
Cris Z
Jul 29, 2019

should be a clean overview of what is been shared to whom and on what platform?

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Don Griffiths
Don Griffiths
May 06, 2019

No, and for several reasons. (1) I don't think it's possible today to keep data confidential if someone wants it. (2) I believe the world is fast becoming a place where those who choose to share their personal data will probably be in the forefront of those whose general information will be easily accessible at any time. Having worked in the encryption arena years ago, I'm sure there are methods for slowing down the access to high priority information, but even at that over time these walls will crumble if not actively updated. Digital Chess is a very real part of our everyday world.

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