The Facebook breach makes it clear: data must be regulated

Companies use our personal information to enrich themselves. Regulation of this practice is long overdue

The Observer reported on Saturday that Cambridge Analytica acquired 50 million Facebook profiles from a researcher in 2014. This appears to have been among the most consequential data breaches in history, with an impact that may rival the breach of financial records from Equifax.

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