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Our right to keep our data safe and within our control has never been more important than it is today. That’s because every single day, millions of us share data, be it photos, videos, and loads of information that may seem insignificant, but can have grave consequences should it fall into the wrong hands. Businesses share sensitive data that, if compromised, can put their business at risk and their customer’s privacy in peril. In fact, just this month it was reported that the Equifax data breach of 2017 might have exposed more personal information than anyone previously thought. Over 145 million people may have had their names, addresses and driver’s licenses exposed.
Data transfer is deeply flawed because typical data transfer platforms create copies. For example, say you take some photos while on a trip with friends and upload them to a cloud service to share with others. Well, you’ve just created copies that now reside with a third party. Then you decide to share them again, so you create yet more copies. Not only is this means of sharing data inconvenient and clumsy, but it also is not secure. It is the same whether you are sharing personal data with …
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