(Bloomberg) -- Potential leaks of personal user data collected by internet giants and online services will be one of the major cyber-security threats of 2017, according to computer safety company Kaspersky Lab.

“Users have de facto become hostages as today they can’t install an app, watch a movie or communicate with friends without providing personal data online,” Moscow-based Kaspersky said in a report Wednesday. “Leaks of such data are occurring more and more frequently.”

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