News broke over the weekend that Google could face a bill of up to £3.3bn over claims it harvested personal data from over 4 million Brits without their permission. Commenting, Javid Malik, security advocate for AlienVault, an AT&T company commented below.
Javid Malik, Security Advocate for AlienVault:
“The amount and accuracy of personal information that devices and applications can collect on individuals is continually increasing. On one hand, this can bring about peaks in innovation and even safety. However, it does make the data ever-more valuable for businesses and, unfortunately, criminals.
“Therefore, it is vital that information security is kept top of mind for all organisations, particularly where it relates to personal information.”