Voter targeting is enabled by collecting personal data, including online shopping history, likes, shares and comments. The use of such personal information for political messaging can help spread misplaced fears of potential attacks on what people hold dear. Democracies need better privacy laws.
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Technology has helped preserve some normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing us to stay connected with each other and to work from home. But violations of privacy by various service providers has shown that we need to reimagine how our data is used by industry and government.
The Bill gives government agencies unrestricted power to acquire any piece of anonymised non-personal data without guidelines, checks or limitations. Without protection, companies and individuals may be arbitrarily forced to share data.