What consumers and companies can learn from 2014’s privacy breaches


Earlier this week, FPF’s Kelsey Finch spoke to Red Herring about 2015’s biggest challenges, and how enterprise and consumer technology can come together to combat privacy issues.

Q: What have been 2014’s biggest privacy problems, in your opinion? Do you see them being fixed any time soon?

A: Throughout 2014, we learned how vulnerable our personal information can be. It seemed like every week a new data breach was announced and sensitive data flooded the internet, including everything from celebrity nudes to medical records, taxi locations to home webcam feeds. Not to mention hundreds of millions of credit and debit card numbers stolen from retailers, banks, and other companies.

Hopefully, in the coming year we’ll see consumers and companies alike learning from these experiences and practicing better online security.

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