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Let’s make sure our personal data works for us – not against us – after the pandemics | Laura Spinney

The Covid crisis has shown that consensual information-sharing does not have to erode our democratic rights

How is it that we live in a world that is awash with our personal information, where most of us would be shocked if we knew exactly how much we give away about ourselves each day – and yet, when a crisis came along in which that information could have made all the difference, it didn’t?

If we take one lesson from Covid-19, it should be that our information needs to work harder for us – and not just in a pandemic, but all the time.

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