If Privacy Is Dead, Some Argue People Should Sell Their Own Data

If privacy is truly a thing of the past, then people should at least profit off their own personal information.

That’s the view of data rights advocate Brittany Kaiser, who came forth this year to testify about how former employer Cambridge Analytica improperly hoovered up data on millions of Facebook users. It’s a perspective shared by an increasing number of online users around the world, who’re waking up to the fact that Facebook Inc. and Google’s online empires are built on data they signed away without compensation.

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