Fast-forward to today and we are living through another information revolution as digital technologies such as the internet change how information is created and communicated.
The mobile apps installed on our smartphones are one of the biggest threats to our digital privacy. They are capable of collecting vast amounts of personal data, often highly sensitive.
Throughout history, whenever new technologies have emerged that change our means of production and ability to communicate they have tended to transform society.
Each day on Earth we generate 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails, 4 million gigabytes of Facebook data, 65 billion WhatsApp messages and 720,000 hours of new content added daily on YouTube.