Some affirm that “Privacy is not a technology issue”. But it’s an ambiguous and damaging viewpoint that can further distance IT from “the business”. By positioning privacy as being apart from technology, such statements give licence to technologists to ignore their own role in privacy. Privacy most certainly is a technology issue, insofar as it can be impacted in all sorts of ways by IT practitioners. Privacy and IT intersect at a great many points. Technologists need to be alert to their role in minimising privacy impact.
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