It has become commonplace for users to have to provide personal information in order to gain access to a service. At the very least, to have an account on any website, the site wants a username and password to protect access to your account. At the other end of the spectrum, companies in the financial, medical, e-commerce, and public sector have vast repositories of data on users.
If organizations have a valid need to know every piece of data that they request and collect and if they respected the data by adequately protecting it and using it only when absolutely necessary, then maybe this vast collection of personal data may be understandable and even acceptable. However, neither of these are actually the case. Companies collect additional data to use for customer profiling and targeted advertising. In 2017, there were 1,579 data breaches where organizations lost control of personal data entrusted to them.
You shouldn’t have to trust anyone else to protect your data. The record clearly shows that organizations with custody of your data misuse it and lose it in data breaches. By embracing edge security, organizations can operate while allowing customers to remain in control of their own personal data.
Why You Shouldn’t Trust …