Jerry Fishenden: Internet of Thieves - Government must take a lead in Internet of Things security. It's time governments helped us regain control of our personal data

We live in an amazing age. Almost every day we witness a new breakthrough or disruptive business model enabled by digital technology. We have the convenience of Hailo, disruption of Airbnb, democratising impact of social media, power of Google search, on-demand logistics efficiency of Amazon.

Yet long shadows are growing across this age. Every tap on our phone screens, every movement with a gadget in our pockets, is transmitted somewhere to be analysed and exploited - often without our knowledge or consent. As a consequence, every day it seems we learn of another security breach, another organisation that has inexcusably lost sensitive personal data.

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