Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

A Few Ways to Protect Your Personal Data

November 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Barbara Engstrom


Not long ago someone asked me if I was on Facebook. I said that I didn’t like the idea of Facebook monetizing its users’ personal information. The person looked at me askance and said, “But you’ll use Google?” 

For some reason I never before considered that Google was harvesting information from my searches and using it to target advertising to me just like Facebook or any other social media company. I’d also never thought twice about having a Gmail account or using Google Calendars, Maps or YouTube, but now I realize that all of my data were...

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