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PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY ARE CONVERGING

Here’s Why That Matters for People and for Companies

by Andrew Burt

Privacy issues have dominated headlines in recent years. These events are symptoms of larger, profound shifts in the world of data privacy and security that have major implications for how organizations think about and manage both.

So what exactly is changing?

Put simply, privacy and security are converging, thanks to the rise of big data and machine learning. What was once an abstract concept designed to protect expectations about our own data is now becoming more concrete, and more critical—on par with the threat of adversaries accessing our data without authorization.

More specifically, the threat of unauthorized access to ...

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