Putting a price on privacy

Too much of the privacy conversation focuses on secrecy when it should be really looking at the use/abuse of personal data. Secrecy is a lousy control.

In the Australian state of Victoria, detailed information about electricity customers’ power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies.

This is exactly what Gartner has predicted: a blurring of social and operational technologies (OT) resulting in new compliance and risk issues.


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