Monday 26 June 2017

We should take responsibility for protecting personal information

Austrian Max Schrems waiting for a verdict at the European Court of Justice (SCJ) in Luxembourg on Tuesday Photo: Getty
Austrian Max Schrems waiting for a verdict at the European Court of Justice (SCJ) in Luxembourg on Tuesday Photo: Getty
Sarah McCabe

Sarah McCabe

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice decided to invalidate a key data transfer agreement between the US and the EU, another complex decision in the confusing development of the right to data privacy.

But it was yet another reminder that if we really want to be protected online, we should do it ourselves and not rely on either governments or the courts.

The smartest of my millennial peers, those with impressive jobs in non-traditional industries, already take online privacy into their own hands.

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