Data protection: What more needs to be done

Anyone in Europe with an e-mail account will have been deluged with requests this past week seeking their consent to keep on receiving communications from a multitude of organisations.

Some are handy reminders of the wealth of information we now have at our fingertips. Others read like plaintive missives from jilted lovers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'Data protection: What more needs to be done'. Print Edition | Subscribe