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Security and privacy teams must work together to protect personal information in the digital age. In the digital age, privacy has become a distant memory. There is no privacy on the Internet, corporate intranet, telecommunications networks or computing devices. The lack of privacy in our everyday lives is an undeniable truth. Don't get me wrong; I am all for privacy protection. But the technical realities of today make it all too easy for outside parties to have access to information that pertains to the individual. If you have been involved in the information technology and security fields long enough and understand how we got to where we are today, then this should ring true. It takes overt actions to protect one'sprivacy. Email messages don't encrypt themselves. IP addresses are visible for a reason. Implicit trust is placed with infrastructure service providers. Data traffic is gathered for analysis. Search queries are maintained, logged and analyzed. Technical countermeasures exist that can help protect one's privacy, but they are not without complexity... Access >>>
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