Increased encryption is drawing scrutiny as it disables organizations that work to filter and block imagery showing the sexual abuse of children.
Privacy vs Security is a conundrum. In most cases, to achieve privacy means implementing tools that prevent or preclude security. To achieve security and protection against threats, the trade off for the user is sacrificing privacy. By its very nature, privacy entails eliminating the ability for a user’s web surfing, email, texting, social media and app activity to be monitored. Security requires such activities to be monitored and inspected to provide protection against cyber threats.
A user won’t be able to have both complete privacy and complete security, so when it comes to choosing between privacy vs security, they must decide which compromises they are willing to make. Will they sacrifice some privacy in exchange for security? Or, will they exchange the risk of cyber threats, viruses, and ransomware for better privacy?
Today’s world of hyperconnectivity positions privacy vs security as one of the most fiercely contested global debates. Can you have both without compromise?
We’re only just beginning to understand how mass data surveillance systems and data privacy impacts us. Will GDPR-like regulation come to the U.S. in 2019? It will require time to craft legislation, achieve some level of adoption, and put it up for a vote—but what’s next?