The rise of privacy tech


When I started to work on privacy technologies at IBM Research almost 15 years ago, virtually no-one was talking about privacy or the rights of data subjects with regard to their data. There were a few academic conferences out there focused (at least partially) on privacy, but it was a very niche domain with little interest outside of the small community working on it directly.

Even within IBM, who at the time had many tools for software and data management as well as several security solutions, it was difficult to convince various stakeholders of the importance and relevance of privacy technology, which was mostly focused on domain-specific regulations such as HIPAA.

Keep readint this article at The Rise of Privacy Tech.