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SXSW 2020

Tech Killed Privacy: Can We Save It?

After more than a year of headlines highlighting the serious misuse of consumer personal data by hackers, governments and tech giants alike, Americans no longer feel that their personal information is safe - and they are right to believe this. Despite their protestations to the contrary, companies like Google and Facebook may never prioritize consumer privacy over revenue or profitability. The only way to truly opt out is to abandon all online interactions, which isn’t practical for most of us. While consumer privacy is going to get worse before it gets better, in this discussion, Paul Lipman, CEO of multi award-winning cybersecurity company BullGuard will give in-depth, expert insight into the steps we can take to limit this ongoing incremental loss of privacy.

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  1. Past: Reports of major security breaches began to hit the news - too little, too late - leaving consumers feeling helpless and vulnerable.
  2. Present: The tech giants and the government may never prioritize consumer privacy, and it will likely get worse before it gets better.
  3. Future: While maintaining control of our privacy can feel impossible, consumers have a choice to limit this incremental loss of privacy.



Jenn Johnston, Account Manager, Mercury Global Partners

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise
  • Level: Intermediate
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