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The Streisand Effect refers to a situation where information becomes more public, despite - and even as a result of - attempts to hide or censor it. Thanks to the easy access to information provided by today's high-tech systems, concealing information has become more difficult. Additionally, the global interconnectedness provided by networks and the Internet has made it possible to spread information more widely and quickly than ever.
All sorts of information are vulnerable to the Streisand Effect. This includes technical items like access keys, visual images, audio and video. In some cases, data is sensitive because of potentially linked criminal charges or scandal.