Whose data is it, anyway?

Tug of War

Fighting for our data

It’s not just that we are experiencing big firms getting breached due to sheer negligence, but that no one is going to do anything about it — yet we the people will suffer.

First Equifax, then Deloitte.

Not only does it appear that the reasons for the breaches were egregious, but the responses thus far have been criminally negligent. [No, I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV]

Until the United States changes it perspective about user data, so that it forces the businesses to get permission from individuals to access financial, health, and other sensitive personal data — and pays a price for failing to safeguard it — there will be nothing to prevent these kinds of issues from continuing.

It will be interesting to see how multi-nationals such as these deal with the realities of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is very much on the horizon.

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