Are fears about privacy on the Internet justified?

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Cybercrime has reached pandemic levels.

Over a billion people were affected by cybercrime in 2018 alone. Even tech giants Facebook and Google have had data breaches. Fears about online privacy are completely justified.

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Even with GDPR—regulation to protect the data of individuals—there have been tens of thousands of breaches of personal data.

Eight months into GDPR enforcement, businesses in Europe had been hit by a total of over 59,000 breaches of personal data. These breaches were the result of everything from misaddressed emails to large-scale hacks.

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Large-scale, covert privacy invasion can have real, socio-political consequences.

The revelations of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal (in which the data of 87 million people were exposed) demonstrate that the widespread infringement of privacy can become the runway for powerful (and potentially volatile and/or dangerous) vehicles of societal change.

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Google anonymises your data, and is transparent about how it does it.

It's true that Google makes most of its money through advertising—but not by selling your data. The value of Google as a business is built upon its ability to harvest and retain highly-nuanced yet anonymised data.

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