“Fear-Driven Bills Compromise the Right to Privacy”

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 09, 2015 10:00 pm PST

Unveiling of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill in Parliament by Home Secretary, Theresa May, saw a “significant departure” from previous plans, known as the ‘snooper’s charter’ according to May.

Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of cloud security company, CipherCloud, questions this in his comments below.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Pravin Kothari, Founder and CEO of Cloud Security Company, CipherCloud :

“Though the Home Secretary positions the bill as a departure from the ‘snooper’s charter,’ the word ‘disclosure’ appears 182 times. The push to mandate data retention by ISPs and to allow warrantless access for investigators will certainly expand law enforcement’s surveillance capabilities – to the detriment of personal privacy.

“As a technologist, I believe in the power of technology to solve problems. In times like these when fear-driven bills compromise the right to privacy, we can look to security tools, such as encryption, to defend online communications from unwanted access.”[/su_note]

[su_box title=”Pravin Kothari, Founder and CEO of Cloud Security Company, CipherCloud” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Pravin KothariPravin Kothari is the founder and CEO of CipherCloud. He founded CipherCloud in 2010 when he recognized that while the cloud was disrupting enterprise IT with explosive growth, the security technologies had not kept pace and enterprises were losing control over their sensitive data. Pravin is driving the rapid growth of CipherCloud by managing its business, strategy, and operations. Pravin is a security visionary with more than 20 years of experience building industry-leading companies and bringing innovative products to market. Pravin was the Founder & CTO of Agiliance, a leading Security Risk Management company, and Co-founder & VP Engineering of ArcSight, a leading security company, which was acquired by HP for $1.6 billion. Previously, Pravin was Co-founder & Chief Architect at Impresse Corporation and also held technical leadership positions at Verity, Attachmate, and Tata Consultancy Services. Pravin holds over a dozen patents in security technologies and is the inventor behind CipherCloud’s groundbreaking cloud encryption technology.[/su_box]

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