In this panel, we will explore privacy and the role of IT companies and technologies in shaping today’s world.
Privacy is necessary for the society to function. Most people carry around smartphones with applications that, with all the data gathered on them, can give a deep insights into the thoughts, feelings and lives of those using them. The problem is not that the information exists but that it reaches the wrong people. Who can we trust?
All that information can also bring great benefits to the society, and to individuals, but only when data sets are refined into something useful. The problem is, when the data set is gathered, people’s identity and personal data are exposed. But what happens if someone doesn’t take our privacy seriously and has access to our personal data?