Digital Privacy and Security

Background

The shift from analog to electronic communications and economic activity has forever altered what it means to keep one’s personal information safe and secure. The rise of mobile computing, such as the use of smartphones, has resulted in a state of hyper-connectivity, where consumers use myriad mobile apps and services from mobile banking to step-counters. The flip side of connected mobile technology’s convenience is that a dizzying array of state and non-state actors now threaten the cybersecurity of consumers, corporations, governments, and other organizations such as political parties. At the same time, data-driven companies are collecting unprecedented amounts of personal information from the software we now rely so much on.

Found in Digital Privacy and Security