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Big tech firms still don’t care about your privacy

Yesterday was Data Privacy Day, a holiday introduced by the Council of Europe in 2007 that seems to be more relevant than ever, since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into force in May of last year.

On this day, tech companies tend to blog about how committed they are to protecting the data of their users, respecting their privacy and carefully explaining the privacy options users have. The Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro is skeptical about the sincerity of such blogs, and has highlighted various examples of privacy shortcomings by major tech firms and suggestions for addressing these, to show what he thinks Data Privacy Day should be all about. 

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