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The privacy lobby has made Covid-19 hurt worse

It's easy to be annoyed at the privacy lobby as your daily internetting is disrupted dozens of unnecessary clicks to dismiss privacy notifications but consume far to much time reading the fine print of the very same announcements to make sure you do not agree to something unpleasant like spam.

As Covid-19 sweeps its cultural change through Europe and America, we are seeing shopping centres opening early or taking other steps to look after the elderly or infirm. If you have an underlying health condition then, thankfully, some shops are adapting their physical retail to assist you.

Have you seen anything similar on the digital front?

Right now; I haven't.

In other words, it's not currently possible to rock up to Tesco, Sainsbury's, Amazon or Waitrose online and let them know that you're in an at-risk group.

The mood music has been entirely the opposite. How dare these retail monsters know that you might be vulnerable? What fines can we position against them so that …

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