Pedestrians check their smartphones on Wall Street in New York in November 2018. The increasing popularity of phone apps means that tech firms, including those with ties abroad, have access to vasts amounts of user data. Photo: Bloomberg
Susan Ariel Aaronson
Opinion

Opinion

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Targeting TikTok, Grindr and FaceApp is not enough – the US needs to lay down the law on data privacy for tech firms

  • These apps are security threats because the US, which hosts firms that store huge quantities of information, has adopted no federal rules governing how companies can acquire, utilise and monetise personal data

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Pedestrians check their smartphones on Wall Street in New York in November 2018. The increasing popularity of phone apps means that tech firms, including those with ties abroad, have access to vasts amounts of user data. Photo: Bloomberg
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Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a professor at George Washington University and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She directs a global project on norms and barriers to cross-border data flows