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While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users’ data – trying to mend its damaged reputation – attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our personal privacy.  Data harvesting is a multibillion dollar industry and the sobering truth is that you may never know just how much data companies hold about you, or how to delete it.

Source: BBC Technology and Business News

Date: April 12th, 2018

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43697133

Discussion

1) “it involves poring over every privacy policy then contacting the app provider to ask them” what data they are collecting.  Where are the privacy policies for your smartphone apps?

2) What sort of things should go in a privacy policy?

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