Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang published his latest policy proposal: to treat data as a property right. Announcing the proposal on his website, Yang lamented how our data is collected, used, and abused by companies, often with little awareness or consent from us.
“This needs to stop,” Yang says. “Data generated by each individual needs to be owned by them, with certain rights conveyed that will allow them to know how it’s used and protect it.”