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Big Tech can’t be trusted. It’s time for regulation

Posted on May 5, 2019 in Articles | by

Big Tech is under the spotlight, and for good reason.

In the past couple of years, an onslaught of incidents have shook public confidence in major technology firms. Facebook apologized for allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest the personal information of more than 80 million users. Google shut down its social network in the wake of reports that it failed to disclose a serious security vulnerability that could have revealed the private information of as many as 500,000 users. The company said it found “no evidence” that any data was actually misused. Then, just a couple months later, Marriott announced a data breach that affected 500 million individuals.

It’s become clear that Big Tech can’t be trusted to govern itself. It’s time for regulators to step in.

Published April 2019 in CNN Business Perspectives.

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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