Techdirt: The Conflict Between Social Media Transparency And Bad Privacy Laws Is Going To Get Worse

Techdirt: The Conflict Between Social Media Transparency And Bad Privacy Laws Is Going To Get Worse. “It often comes down to a question of ‘is it worth sharing this data, in order to get this service.’ But to make that determination, it helps to know which data exactly, how it’s being used, how it’s being secured, what the likelihood is of it getting spread more widely and what the potential downstream impacts might be to me if that data does get spread more widely. If there was an accurate way to understand that, then we’d have a better sense of whether or not it’s worth giving up that data in exchange for the service. But, many internet companies (from the big ones on down) are notoriously bad about providing that information, meaning that we can’t make an informed decision about whether or not the tradeoffs are worth it.”

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