Data, Social Media & Privacy – DW Documentary

In the digital world, everything we do involves data. Digital trust and cyber security are crucial for digital business. Who controls our digital identity? The bits and bytes can serve our interests or be used against us. More than ever before, we have to trust computer systems. In terms of internet usage and social media penetration, Thailand is growing faster than nearly any other nation. How do its startups deal with personal data, privacy settings and cyber security? Our digital data can help or harm us.

Contact-Tracing Apps For COVID – 19 And Why It Is A Threat To Our Privacy

Coronavirus contact-tracing apps harm privacy. Regardless of whether they protect the data they collect, they require users to walk around with their smartphones on all the time, which is a privacy risk in itself. More disturbingly, they normalise the idea of our behaviour and actions being directly managed end masse by apps. Both set dangerous precedents for individual privacy and liberty, far in excess of any risk that our health data might be leaked.