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I never used to worry about privacy laws.

I just naively thought: ‘I’ve got nothing major to hide. So, no problem?’

But times have changed. Facebook is in trouble. Mark Zuckerberg, who famously started the Internet enterprise from his room at Harvard in 2004, felt constrained to take out adverts in newspapers to apologise. The online giant had failed to prevent the personal information of 50 million Facebook users being harvested in 2014 without their consent. The now defunct political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica stands accused of using the data to try to influence US elections. Similar Internet shenanigans by the Russians are alleged. For all our pin numbers, passwords (who can remember them all?) and encryption, it seems that the computer age has left us digitally vulnerable.

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