Privacy Pundits Finally Get Their Day in the Sun

Privacy Pundits Finally Get Their Day in the Sun

Data Security DigestAs Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies during Congressional and Parliamentary hearings about his company’s business practices and consumers begin to wake up to the reality of how much of their personal information has been collected and mishandled, privacy researchers and developers are finally being listened to.

In her New York Times article, “After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’,” Nellie Bowles writes how the scandal swirling around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has ushered in a new era for this once-ignored community of privacy researchers and developers. “After years of largely disregarding their warnings about exactly what companies like Facebook were doing — that is, collecting enormous amounts of information on its users and making it available to third parties with little to no oversight — the general public suddenly seemed to care about what they were saying.”

That’s why “Privacy by Design,” a decades-old application design and development strategy, is now being discussed as a foundational strategy for entire organizations, according to Heidi Maher in her Forbes article, “Privacy by Design is Important for Every Area of Your Business.” It’s also why some companies, like (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – Protegrity authored by Michael Maloney. Read the original post at: http://www.protegrity.com/privacy-pundits-finally-get-their-day-in-the-sun/