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Data Privacy Week 2023: Respect People. Respect Privacy.


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    Protecting data ultimately comes down to respect: Respect for the individuals who have entrusted you with their private information, respect for their autonomy, and respect for their privacy. We're thrilled to see that the National Cybersecurity Alliance has chosen "Respect Privacy" as a key theme for Data Privacy Week 2023. 

    This message comes at an important time: According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. And they have a lot of good reasons to be concerned: On any given day, you're likely to see news of another data breach, another cyber attack, another incident of compromised customer data. 

    Is True Privacy a Pipe Dream?

    Not at all: We have more privacy-preserving technologies than we've ever had before. Now, it's time for companies to return control of private information to the individual. I sat down with Virtru's John Ackerly and Mishi Choudhary to talk about what they're seeing at the intersection of privacy, policy, consumer trust, and technology this Data Privacy Week. 


    "IT Should Protect Humanity."  

    As John highlights in the conversation, we are still grappling with the ramifications of post-9/11 data collection practices, and those issues have scaled up as our digital lives have expanded. 

    There are a lot of things that keep security professionals up at night — but there are also plenty of reasons for optimism. Having worked extensively in technology and privacy policy in both the U.S. and in India, Mishi shares her perspective in this clip:


    Data Sovereignty for the People: What's Next for Virtru? 

    How is Virtru working to strengthen privacy for individuals and businesses alike? Our CEO shares his vision for 2023 and some of the exciting projects currently underway. 



    We're proud to join the National Cybersecurity Alliance in celebrating Data Privacy Day, and we're thrilled to see privacy at the forefront of the global technology conversation. To learn more about Virtru's data-centric security solutions, check out our products, and if you'd like to talk with us about how to strengthen privacy and control over your data, contact us for a demo

    Megan Leader

    Megan Leader

    Megan is the Director of Brand and Content at Virtru. With a background in journalism and editorial content, she loves telling good stories and making complex subjects approachable. Over the past 15 years, her career has followed her curiosity — from the travel industry, to payments technology, to cybersecurity.

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