Privacy vs Security debated at Infosecurity Europe

Date: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:53

Privacy vs Security debated at Infosecurity Europe

"The debate on privacy vs security should not just happen between companies and the government, it's for Parliament and the public to debate. The need for intelligence means that ultimately, in my opinion, there can be no absolute right to privacy", said Lord Hague of Richmond

Lord Hague of Richmond gave the Opening Keynote speech at Infosecurity Europe last week, Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event.

In an environment where increasing regulation is being developed to protect personal privacy alongside a growing ask on our intelligence agencies, Lord Hague addressed the issues of how to achieve information security, national security and personal privacy - and to what extent intelligence agencies and government should have the right to access personal data in the interests of national security. 

Cyber security innovation was also on the agenda, which saw judges from C5 Capital, IBM and Microsoft announce Device Authority as the winner of UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the Year, the national competition run in collaboration with techUK’s Cyber Connect programme and The Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Remco Postma, VP Sales of Device Authority, said: “We are extremely excited to have won this award and to showcase our IoT security solutions at InfoSecurity Europe 2016. We are confident our mission to enable customers to unlock the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a secure and safe manner will prevail among the enterprise security industry. We are here to help when organisations begin their move into the IoT.”


Above, Lord Hague of Richmond

Image credited to Infosecurity Europe

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