A man and woman use their laptops and a mobile phone as they sit in a park next to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in October 2017. Photo: AFP
A man and woman use their laptops and a mobile phone as they sit in a park next to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in October 2017. Photo: AFP
Ada Chung Lai-ling
Opinion

Opinion

Ada Chung Lai-ling

Personal data and privacy: social media users must realise there’s always a price to pay for ‘free’ apps

  • While most social media platforms are free, users needs to recognise they are almost always giving up their personal data in exchange for using the service
  • By way of comparison, the government’s ‘Leave Home Safe’ app has fewer requirements and is much safer for users’ personal data

A man and woman use their laptops and a mobile phone as they sit in a park next to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in October 2017. Photo: AFP
A man and woman use their laptops and a mobile phone as they sit in a park next to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in October 2017. Photo: AFP
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