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In 1949, Andreas Weigend’s father was imprisoned in East Germany by Soviet occupying forces who thought he was an American spy. A decade later, when Andreas tried to find the Stasi file on his father, he instead found one about himself.


Instead of transforming Andreas into a privacy advocate, it set him on a course to completely rethink data sharing. Since then, he’s contracted with dozens of companies and acted as Amazon’s Chief Data Scientist. In his new book “Data For the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You,” he works to help people understand how they can use their personal data to their benefit.

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