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The Next Cold War Is Here, and It's All About Data


Data cold war

Vying against each other are societies that believe that individuals have an absolute right to control their personal data and those that believe that personal data is a good to be traded on the open market.

Credit: Hot Little Potato

The headlines about the trade wars being touched off by President Trump's new tariffs may telegraph plenty of bombast and shots fired, but the most consequential war being waged today is a quieter sort of conflict: It's the new Cold War over data protection.

From Wired
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