We don’t own data like we own a car – which is why we find data harder to protect

Legally data protection is complicated and our data is more like access to the commons and largely exists in a place we lease form a tech company. We own our data through copyright but it often seems more like we negotiate access rights not ownership rights.

This article takes a look at who owns our data…

“It’s known as the “privacy paradox”: people say they want to protect their data privacy online, but often do little to keep it safe. We propose that it’s because people find data difficult to own – and things we don’t own, we tend not to protect…

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