Public Policy and Trust - How Safe is Your Data?


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The hordes of content we consume and transmit electronically every day is a testament to our faith in the security and privacy of certain information. When submitting a search on Google or making a bank transaction, many do so assuming that personal information is protected and safe from being shared with other entities. But is this really the case? Just how protected are we from invasion into our personal data and how can we be more aware of violations of our privacy?

Susan Landau, Distinguished Engineer at Sun, recipient of the 2008 Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award, co-author of Privacy on the Line: the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, and recently named one of Fast Company's Top 5 Influential Women in Technology (in the Braniac category, no less) joins SVP Global Systems Engineering and host Hal Stern to discuss the issues of privacy, trust, and security in technology and the implications that current trends have at the business, personal, and political levels.


Landau and Stern discuss:

  • Building trust into system design
  • How open source fosters greater trust and transparency
  • How trust plays into Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Privacy and security of transactional and unencrypted data and the need for greater privacy regulations
  • How issues of privacy and trust are changing how businesses think about the management and exposure of their data

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