Privacy in tech is growing into a pressing issue. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the risk of data breaches and inappropriate use of personal data has become obvious even to those who hadn’t ever considered the need for privacy before. People are rightfully concerned with how their information is stored and handled by the companies who manage it. Despite the attempt at regulation, it’s not even clear anymore who really owns this data in practice. Let’s have a look at 10 of the most thought-provoking quotes about tech privacy that can help us put everything in perspective.

Teenagers and Privacy

“Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” – Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable

This quote is extremely interesting since it focuses on one atrocious aspect of the digital age we live in: Anything stupid that you do is now eternal because of the internet. Sexting rings are one such example – places where nude pictures of teenage girls are shared among countless boys who keep them as trophies. Eventually those girls will become women, and, other than just their self-esteem, their professional careers may be ruined forever.