Podcast: We Should Care, But Don’t

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Show Notes:

Episode 4 of 22

Previous Episodes:

Episode 1: Your Web Camera Told You To Do What?!

Episode 2: The Last Days of Privacy

Episode 3: You Totally Do Have Something to Hide

You Totally Do Have Something to Hide

What should be done to ensure that your data is safe and your privacy is protected? While the US has few laws to address this issue with any teeth, other countries do have some ideas.

Listen to today’s episode to hear more about the possibilities for such regulation and the ramifications of these laws.

Some highlights of today’s episode include:

  • Should tech companies pay users a salary for use of their data?
  • Why efforts for change should start at the state level instead of with the federal government
  • The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which protect the online privacy of citizens
  • The impact of lobbying and lobbyists on data protection regulation in the US
  • What happened when a European journalist requested their own data from Tinder
  • The possibility of ad-free social media sites for a fee


Links and Resources:

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Open Secrets

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This chapter is narrated by Roger Wayne and was produced in New York City by John Marshall Media. Post-production, editing, and podcast creation services were provided by PodcastMotor.com.

For questions or comments, you can email me at bj@bjmendelson.com or TEXT (don’t call) 646-331-8341

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