With so much of our lives lived online, people have often assumed that the pictures, financial documents, and other sensitive information we store on our password-protected phones and computers are kept private. But every day, it seems there’s a new data breach, or another story about our information being passed around in ways we couldn’t imagine.
Molly Davis is a policy analyst at Libertas Institute, a policy think tank in Utah. She’s a writer for Young Voices, and her work has previously appeared in The Hill, the Washington Examiner, and the Salt Lake Tribune.
As a result, there’s been an emerging public distrust in the platforms that hold so much of this information, and increased interest by federal and state legislators on how to protect the public’s privacy. So far, government [...]