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Use Our Personal Data for the Common Good

Hetan Shah explores the techlash that has followed the Cambridge Analytica scandal and asks what can be done to restore trustworthiness. The protection of privacy; fake news, misinformation, and click bait; micro targeted political advertising; and growing data monopolies are the concerns identified that underlie the techlash.

The solution offered is to turn tech companies from data owners to data stewards: allowing them a fixed time period of rights to use the data, whilst opening up the (anonymised) data for research purposes.

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