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Ownership of personal data still appears up for grabs
Ownership of personal data still appears up for grabs

Your personal information is yours. I'll repeat that: Your personal information is yours. Yet that simple idea, which should serve as the basis of all privacy-related laws and regulations in the United States, seems to have eluded those who profess to be the guardians of consumer data. The White House reiterated its call last week for greater protection of people's personal info — two years after proposing a "privacy bill of rights" that went nowhere in Congress. A new report, written by a group led by White House counselor John Podesta, says that "big data" — the various entities that benefit from knowing all there is to know about you...

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