In a new survey, parents are very concerned about their ability to protect their family’s digital safety and privacy. As their top priority, they want
Innovation is the key to economic growth, improved standards of living, opportunities for all Americans and even America’s strength on the world stage. At time when Washington is almost defined by hyper-partisanship, one of the few areas where there is real, meaningful bipartisan agreement is on the pending Bipartisan Innovation Act.
Anxiety is not translating into commensurate action to protect their personal data online. It is essential that those of us in technology leadership positions boost public awareness and help users adopt smart and simple steps they can take to regain control over their online security.
Our survey research shows the various dimensions of today’s trust gap, explores the way it is impeding important digital progress, highlights the key factors which must be overcome, and explores the vast opportunities that can be achieved when we do. These survey results, when combined with other insights and research, highlight the need for pragmatic policy choices and provide a potential pathway for advancing trusted frameworks that can facilitate comprehensive action toward a more trusted digital future.
We stand on the precipice of a new era of technological progress and innovation with the potential to enable us to do things never before possible, vastly improve the quality of life for billions around the globe, and help solve some of our world’s most intractable problems. But it is becoming increasingly clear that we risk missing or delaying these transformational opportunities if people lack the foundational trust in the technologies needed to deliver them.
Data privacy is a fundamental right and one principle that flows from this is that consumers should be able to easily control the flow of their data through the digital ecosystem. For that right to have meaning, consumers must be able to understand the data flows and business models of any application or service they use and be able to make informed decisions about the collection, transfer, and use of their data.