This is a post regarding Personal Data Rights, or the lack thereof, at this point in time in the field of computing. Now a disclaimer for those reading my blog: if you read this simply for Peace Corps stories, then maybe this isn’t for you. However, this is not a tech article written for techies. In fact, part of the problem that I am describing is that these issues are not talked about for non-techies as much. Therefore, I beseech you: even if you are a non-techie please continue reading this article as Personal Data Rights will only affect you more as time goes on and it’s important to at least be familiar with the topic.