New data laws won’t make any dif­fer­ence


CRIKEY, I am sick of peo­ple no­ti­fy­ing me that their pri­vacy poli­cies have been re­newed.

My phone has been buzzing with mes­sages. “Click to agree”.

Will it make any dif­fer­ence? As I have lit­tle doubt that within months it will have been sold on and prob­a­bly been used to fix an elec­tion on some re­mote Pa­cific is­land.

But that is the way of new tech­nol­ogy, we have not re­ally got con­trol of what it does or where it goes, and all these “new” safe­guards will be as por­ous as the last lot.

Af­ter all, if hack­ers can get into the Pen­tagon, then I would imag­ine that my fire­wall is about as much good as a cho­co­late ket­tle. Name and ad­dress sup­plied.

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