Breaches: "We're All Somewhat To Blame"
DATA LOSS—U.S.February 21, 2012
"Imagine if a bank paid more attention to the color of the carpet in its lobby than the type of safe it uses to store its customers' valuables. No one would want to store anything there, that's for sure," writes Nick Bilton for The New York Times. Bilton says potentially privacy-invasive technology is "completely woven into every part of society and business" and companies need to increase their focus on privacy issues. Christopher N. Olsen, assistant director in the Federal Trade Commission's division of privacy and identity protection says, "Industry should redouble its efforts to focus on privacy issues, or they may face additional pressure in form of legislation from Congress," which, according to industry and Bilton, would "stifle innovation." (Registration may be required to access this story.)