Privacy discussions will never cease as long as technology enables the development of new ways of doing things on the internet. This includes those discussions that center on the most common topic of handling private information. Today, internet companies are tasked of minimizing users’ risks. This will somehow drive them to create stronger privacy policies. Along with this is the mainstreaming of encryption, web filtering and other forms of risk management.
The privacy and confidentiality of location-based information has become the concern of both consumers and corporations. As GPS allows for more sophistication, companies have to ensure protection of personally identifiable information of both employees and customers. The capability to tell location in real time poses a vulnerability issue. However, there is also an urgent need to provide services regarding the whereabouts of people at a given time.
Of the total time spent online, a survey result revealed that almost one-fourth is spent on social networking. It is here where users unmindfully provide their personal information online. This information is being stored in the database of social networks. At any time, one of these companies will experience breach. Once this happens, there is a danger of exposing this information.
The passage of stricter regulations worldwide is expected to happen. Healthcare and financial services are the two areas that will obviously dominate. The same is likely to happen in infrastructure industries like energy and telecommunications. Authorities will refine regulations concerning what needs to be protected and what to do during data loss.
Companies will allow the services of social networks, messaging and mail services, instead of banning them, but they will apply stricter corporate policies. Companies will also put in additional outlay on secure web gateways to monitor the use of these services in corporate email systems. There will be a need for better policy and technology controls. There will be a need of not just enhancing protection through technology but also through people training.
Businesses will open their doors to data encryption. This will be brought about as there is an increasing demand for its use. Encryption is best suited for the ongoing change towards innovation because it is easy to implement. Aside from this, companies will be more interested in using secure managed file transfer. With FTP showing some of its flaws, they are looking for more reliable ways to send files securely.No tags for this post.