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Privacy and Cybersecurity Are Converging. Here’s Why That Matters for People and for Companies.

This HBR article makes the point that the threat to our privacy has shifted because of the ability to handle huge volumes of data. The average citizen will have little or no understanding of the impact of giving consent so data processors won’t be able to rely on the concept of ‘informed consent’ to protect themselves from litigation or regulatory control…:

[…] More specifically, the threat of unauthorized access to our data used to pose the biggest danger to our digital selves — that was a world in which we worried about intruders attempting to get at data we wanted private. And it was a world in which privacy and security were largely separate functions, where privacy took a backseat to the more tangible concerns over security. Today, however, the biggest risk to our privacy and our security has become the threat of unintended inferences, due to the power of increasingly widespread machine learning techniques. Once we generate data, anyone who possesses enough of it can be a threat, posing new dangers to both our privacy and our security. […]

Original article here

Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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