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Big Brother is Watching You

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 31, 2014

Companies have been keeping data on consumers for decades, and the types of data they keep haven't changed much, says Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But their ability to store it has. It used to be that a company could only afford to keep three months worth of paper data in a warehouse somewhere. A decade later, they stored three years worth on computers. Today, computer storage capacity is so great that the once-necessary data purge is becoming obsolete.

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