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What if our personal data is less the ‘new oil’ and more like uranium?

Organisations are blundering about with our personal information with little idea of how to handle it safely, or even what to do with it.

“Data as oil” has been the default metaphor to describe the way the capture, processing and repurposing of our personal information is changing the world. And like oil, it may get a little messy when some of the resource is compromised or someone drills in the wrong place but, hey, isn’t that the price of progress?

Full article: What if our personal data is less the ‘new oil’ and more like uranium? | Peter Lewis | Australia news | The Guardian

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