Compensation should be paid for personal data loss, says report

Urmee Khan reports:

Putting a price on privacy will deter organisations from losing or abusing people’s personal details, the influential think tank Demos found.

The recommendation comes amid increasing concern that there has been a dramatic expansion of a “surveillance society”, which threatens to erode civil liberties.

The report Private Lives, published today, recommended that consumers affected by the misuse or illicit sale of information should be compensated.

It has also advocated giving consumers more say over how their data is used. More consent should be required before personal data such as medical data and banking details are released, according to the findings.

Read more in the Telegraph.

Related: Private Lives: a People’s Inquiry into Personal Information by Peter Bradwell, Demos.

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