Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Bharat Chugh August 26, 2018 10:23 am Change Font Size A woman with her computer can steal more than a hundred women with guns  Data is the “new oil”, and has arguably replaced oil as the world’s most valuable resource. Internet and smartphones have made data ubiquitous, plentiful and more valuable than ever before. Other than the data voluntarily shared, every technological action leaves digital footprints, which are harvested by algorithm-wielding companies, to know more about us. The digital traces that one unwittingly leaves carry valuable information as to one’s personality, attributes, preferences, buying choices, which are often used by companies to predict behavior1 and to even engineer the choices that we make. To cut a long story short, data is extremely valuable, and history tells us that if there is something which is plentiful and valuable, someone is probably going to try and steal it. India, which has the second highest number of Internet users in the world after China, is all the more vulnerable, not merely because of the sheer number of users and volume of data involved, but also because of the lack of a legal regime… Read full this story
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