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Privacy, Identity and Innovation (pii) Conference points to the convergence of Privacy and Security related technologies

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By John Kincaide, Privacy and Security Policy Attorney at Intel

Intel participated on the Smart, Fast & Connected: How the Internet of Things is Disrupting Data Collection panel discussion at the recent pii 2014 Silicon Valley Conference in Palo Alto, California. The pii conference discussions focused on new and emerging technologies like mobile, biometrics, Big Data, the Internet of Things and how they will affect the future of privacy and security policies and strategies. The conference also included discussions about the privacy and security regulatory landscape and the ethical considerations companies must consider when managing consumer data.

The numerous discussion topics, which covered a wide range of privacy and security technologies and issues including autonomous robotics, autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, next generation authentication to name just a few, point to the increasingly interconnected world we live in and the new challenges this presents for effective privacy and security policies. Our “hyper connected” world will become even more connected with the growing trend toward the Internet of Things (IoT) where potentially any and everything may someday have the ability to collect data about us.

Intel recognizes the convergence of privacy and security related technologies like identity management, big data, cloud computing and IoT, and the increasing privacy and security challenges it brings. Developing and implementing robust and flexible policy strategies provide an opportunity for innovative privacy and security solutions. It is important to engage in emerging technology policy areas to proactively monitor, influence, and drive new effective policy strategies. For example, Intel is a participating member in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace – Identity Steering Group (NSTIC-IDESG) and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration’s (NTIA) Privacy Multistakeholder Process for Facial Recognition Technology.

Intel proactively developed privacy and security IoT policy strategies to help drive innovation while mitigating privacy and security risk. And Intel continues to evolve its privacy and security strategies by continuously improving its Privacy and Security by Design strategies for products and services, and looking to innovative “rethink privacy” policy strategies to creatively apply the core principles from the Fair Information Practice Principles.

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