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Privacy of people online

Issues around online privacy are fervently debated. Gathering data and processing it is fundamental to many digital businesses, but public discomfort with it remains high. Meanwhile, the boundaries between digital services and state security blur and erode on a regular basis.

Those struggles are now entering the home. Privacy rights in the context of connected devices aren't clear. Recent cases, including an attempt to obtain data from Amazon related to a particular Amazon Echo device present during a murder, highlight how complicated these relationships are already.

Policy interventions