How much control do we have over our personal information on the internet?

By Sophie Pugh

The internet has revolutionised the way we live our lives. We can book anything from a holiday to a haircut, transfer money, buy and sell almost anything, trade in stocks and shares and even go in search of our ‘soulmate’.

But every time we disclose personal information on the internet, are we exposing ourselves to the risk of its misuse? How much control do we have over our personal information once we click ‘submit’?

Different rules apply to different types of ‘data’…

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