12 Aug FUTURE OF PRIVACY SPEAKER: GUARD YOUR ONLINE DATA AND IDENTITY
Many future of privacy speakers and cybersecurity futurists see the field of cybersecurity and data management evolving in the following ways…
- More robust data protection regulations – Expanded consumer privacy laws will give people more control over their data and how it can be used, or so future of privacy speakers hope.
- Growth of privacy-enhancing technologies – New techniques like differential privacy, homomorphic encryption, and federated learning will enable insights from data while protecting identities.
- Rise of zero-knowledge proofs – Mathematical methods to validate information without compromising the underlying data should gain traction from future of privacy speakers’ standpoint.
- Mainstreaming of data ethics – Organizations will need dedicated data ethicists to ensure data collection and usage adheres to moral principles.
- Decentralized data ownership – Blockchain-based tools will emerge to give people ownership of their personal data versus centralized platforms.
- Consumer awareness – People will become more educated on how their data is collected, shared and monetized by companies to demand greater transparency, say the best future of privacy speakers and cybersecurity futurists.
- Virtual data representatives – AI-powered “virtual beings” will manage people’s data and negotiate with companies on their behalf.
- Trust overlays for the internet – Systems will help restore trust online by validating identities, content and transactions.
- Proliferation of digital avatars – According to future of privacy speakers, use of personalized digital avatars will allow internet activity without exposing real identities.
- Synthetic data substitutes – Realistic simulated data will stand-in for actual personal data to aid AI training and other uses.
General consensus is that as computing advances, policy and changing attitudes will help restore individuals’ control over their data. But protecting privacy while enabling innovation remains an ongoing balancing act.