The EU's General Data Protection Act (GDPR) was supposed to free us from data servitude. Everyone, we were told, would be entitled to their data privacy because the act was designed to “Protect and empower all EU citizens' data privacy”.We've been living with the supposed benefits of GDPR since May 2018. But are we any better off?Turns out, probably no.After a rush of spammy emails from anyone and everyone you ever gave your email to asking you to opt in to their mailing lists, things have gone quiet. But they have not necessarily got any better. In reality, retailers and service providers still hold all the power in the data relationship.Problematically, the legislation did little to force institutions into providing alternative versions of their services that aren't based on data
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