There was an interesting new post at Democracy Digest
The European Union may need “broader rules to make sure that the way companies collect and use data doesn’t harm the fundamental values of our society,” tech czar Margrethe Vestager, said in a Friday speech. What’s she driving at? Think disinformation and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Fortune reports:
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may protect people from companies misusing their personal data, she told a gathering of lawyers in Copenhagen, but the privacy law’s rules “don’t help me, if the problems come from the way that [companies] use other people’s data, to draw conclusions about me or to undermine democracy.”
“When platforms manipulate the way we see the world, in ways that we often don’t even notice, that affects our ability to understand the world around us. It can be hard for us to make good decisions, if we’re not confident of the facts. And that can stop our markets, and even our democracies, from working well,” Vestager warned.
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