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My life in 34 gigabytes

After data privacy concerns came under the spotlight in recent months, I was surprised to find out Google has kept so much information on me for almost 15 years

Thirty-four gigabytes - that's how much data Google has on me which I have voluntarily given, after almost 15 years of using the company's assorted online services.

That's the size of about three high-definition movies, although I doubt my online life is exciting enough to be cinema material.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'My life in 34 gigabytes'. Print Edition | Subscribe