Your data and what's being done with it


Facebook is at the center of a controversy that has quietly gone on for years.

Political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica recently made headlines for harvesting data from 50 million Facebook users for a political campaign.

However, the mining of personal data, unbeknownst to the user, is common practice for tech companies, according to Carl Miller, research director at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media.

While the European Union has already drafted strict parameters for the storing and sharing of data, the conversation of regulating data has only begun in the United States.

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