Journal of Cyber Policy’s ‘Predictions 2021: Privacy and Compliance’ article features a segment from Andrew Sellers, QOMPLX CTO and co-founder. The article consults several industry experts as they lay out the future of privacy and compliance.
The expansion of regulations such as the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) will change the face of privacy and compliance. Consumer privacy rises to the forefront, and the role of personal data collection comes into question.
“As we look ahead to 2021, society will continue to reason about the importance of consumer privacy and countering the ‘echo chamber’ effect of social media as current data privacy protection and related regulations have not yet curbed the collection or use of personal data,” says Sellers.
As the role of government in data protection changes, the entire landscape will face a shift.
Sellers continues, “With many Americans expressing initial concerns surrounding data collection, especially with the new tracking tools used for COVID-19, there will be continued conversations surrounding the government’s role in protecting consumers’ personal data. We will see more and more firms investing in solutions that include end-to-end encryption and user-controlled encryption to ensure consumers’ data confidentiality.”