Governments must intervene to build trust in data use

Beyond the pure grubbiness, there is a strategic conclusion to be drawn from the allegations that Cambridge Analytica misused data from 50 million Facebook users.

The economic and social benefits promised by the age of data, which are only just beginning to be realised, are far too important to be left to technology companies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Governments must intervene to build trust in data use'. Print Edition | Subscribe