by Raj Goel, CISSP
CTO Brainlink International, Inc.
TECHNOLOGY HAS ALWAYS existed at the intersection of hope and fear. At the dawn of the Internet age, we dreamt of a world without borders or boundaries for information routed around censorship. Several decades later, we now live in a world that closely resembles the United States television series “Person of Interest,” in which we are constantly under surveillance by governments, corporations, law enforcement, our neighbors, and even our family members.
Not only does this erode our expectations (and rights!) to a certain level of privacy, but the vast amounts of data gathered in the course of such omnipresent surveillance also puts us at a much higher risk of fraud and identity theft.
But some of the outrage needs to be directed inward as we, the consumers, continue to aid and abet cybercriminals through personal data paraded on social media and handily offered to mobile apps, just to name two popular practices.
So what about a child born in 2014, who enters this world without much to trace? What information do we need to conduct ID theft or potentially ruin their reputations before they’ve even said their first word?
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