However, danger can sometimes lurk where we least expect it. You might recall the Barbie movie and the emerging trends on social media. Nowadays, sharing images of what ourselves or our friends would look like as Barbie or Ken, is pretty trendy. This new trend is made possible by the platform Bairbie.me. All it takes is to upload a photo and enter your email, and artificial intelligence quickly generates an image that looks like it belongs in a movie.
Do you have any idea what the issue is? When you use this or a similar app, the company behind it obtains your photo and email address. Those are valuable assets that can be monetized very well. Furthermore, some of these apps, particularly on your mobile phone, may request access to your camera, payment history, GPS location history, and other sensitive information about your life.
The Barbie.me website also failed to meet the data protection requirements outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set by the European Parliament and the Council. Lastly, it did not explicitly guarantee protection against viruses or malicious malware that could harm your device.