UW Privacy Office

November 14, 2018

The law that lets Europeans take back their data from big tech companies

Source: CBS News, 60 MinutesĀ  Nov. 11, 2018

The law that lets Europeans take back their data from big tech companies

Today, Facebook collects information on people who don’t even have an account. Google’s Android software knows whether the user is walking, running, or riding in a car. And Amazon has patented algorithms that could be used on its Echo smart speaker to listen in on continuous conversations, and even read the mood of people in the room.