Fairness? Big businesses don’t have to be fair. They are in the business of Power, not money. And this applies to all countries in the world. Big businesses can get away with anything. They can steal your data, become oligopolies, and there is nothing we or our constitutions can do about it. Lobbying exists for a reason.
Here is how it works, (tinfoil hat: check)
-Lobby some politician who seems like a good future puppet, should be somewhat charismatic
-Get them victory. You own them. They will spend decades in Congressional hearings blocking inquiries and investigations into your dirty and illegal secrets (such as stealing and selling data)
-In the meantime, consume startups like a combine harvestor by any means necessary (legal, illegal, who cares)
-Collide with other big businesses that have the same Power aspirations and split the market. Pretend to compete
The violations you speak about don’t mean jack sh*t to these companies. Selling your personal data to insurance companies or foreign governments should be the least of your concerns.
Watch Ted psychology videos on marketing and you will have something more important to worry about. You see, it is one thing for Facebook to recommend a pair of headphones because it heard a conversation you were having with your buddies.
It is another whole thing to bombard you with ads and positive messages about a product or idea they want you to like. Some of these companies are in the business of shaping our tastes and preferences.
They hire phd psychologists to run their marketing departments. A good example is the LGBT stuff. A few years ago, it was unheard of, especially in Africa. Today, we laugh about it. We are not very far from celebrating and putting it on a pedestal (Europe style).