Protecting ourselves in a technological society…

Know that your freedom is threatened…

Complex data systems can affect our lives and freedom.

• Data systems affect our lives and freedom •

We instinctively shy away from the complex things. In our technical world it’s easy to hide our heads in the sand. Today the freedom of individuals is under pressure by technology. New ways to hold and use information open our lives up to others in new ways. Despite that, protecting our privacy, safety, security and freedom of speech is not difficult.

To protect ourselves we need to understand the problems and issues around this technology challenge to our freedom. Most of all we need to fight to keep control over our lives.

The Data Distress website has simple aims. To help you understand the problems and issues that come from new technology. We will show you how that affects ordinary people, like you and your children, wider family and friends.