Q: Do you feel that the Millennials grew up with the pros of the new technology before the cons (security / privacy) became an issue? and thus they gave away their PII and feel: “Who cares? It’s too late. What’s left to Secure?”
What an insightful question. I have children who are millennials, and I think they do believe this. They embraced the usefulness and the advantages of technology and did not see what they might be giving up. Privacy is a very important topic which I also speak about. The GDPR really helped the US wake up and realize if they were not going to put a standard in place, then the rest of the world was going to move forward and do that. The CCPA is the newest standard with many other states looking and passing regulations.
We are trying to legislate privacy after privacy has already been taken. We have many breaches that tell us our information is no longer just ours. The Equifax breach is a perfect example of this, but if we look overseas, the India Aadahar breach with over 1 billion records stolen is a real warning sign to what can happen.
To be honest, I don’t know if there is a good answer for your question. I think that most people feel it is an effort in futility to believe they can have privacy. But my mother was just scammed/breached two weeks ago and lost actual money and had to re-establish bank accounts. So when privacy and information protections are totally eroded we fall into a criminal frenzy that will be hard to stop. So something needs to be done — and establishing what and how is essential.
I do believe this shift in attention has been seen across other industries. We of course are speaking in generalities, and there are always cases that will go against the norm. But I do feel we see attention and focus as an issue that is evolving and becoming more of a known issue. If you look at manufacturing and construction, workers are often moved around and given changing roles to help them not slip into mindless repetition. Automation and technology are actually eating away at these types of jobs. It will be interesting to see where we are at in just 20 years.
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