These are excellent questions, but we’ve let the genie out of the bottle and have lost control of the corporations that are profiting from our data. It doesn’t seem like governments will ever have the ability to reel it all back in.
To boot, individuals don’t value their privacy or data, likely because it is largely intangible. How can attitudes be changed when an abundance of evidence pointing to the risks has no influence? Is it possible at this stage in the game to abandon the use of online tools that exploit our data but have become essential in our day to day lives (i.e. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)?