I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me! And I Have No Privacy.

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This episode of At The Edge is made possible by the generosity of our sponsor, Edgescan.


In today’s episode, Sean Martin, host of At The Edge, and Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT, are joined by Callum Corr, data analytics specialist at ZL Technologies, a company that develops unstructured data archiving software.

In light of the recent Google/FBI case – in which the FBI made an unprecedented request that Google turn over the data on all its Android and iPhone users who were within 110 acres during a 30-minute time frame of the crime scene they were investigating – we'll be talking about this particular case as well as the news that Google is storing user location data even when you’ve turned off location history in your phone’s settings.

This is a perfect/scary example of how data can be manipulated when it is being collected: without enforcing strict regulations on the use cases for that data, what does the future of privacy look like?

When we look at privacy as an industry, we really are at a fork in the road, because technology has increased the convenience of our lives and the efficiency of businesses, but it got there with a lack of governance and a lack of mitigation of risk.
— Callum Corr

How does the average person be responsible for their privacy when companies like Google are being duplicitous on their support pages about your data? If they say don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, but they don’t, how do you take charge of your data privacy then?

We'll also dive in to the subject of convenience vs privacy – people are so seduced by the convenience of tech that maybe they don’t care whether Google is tracking their every move – and who is responsible for data privacy (federal government, state government, businesses, employers or individuals).

As Callum says, “Regulations are great, but without enforcement, they really don’t mean anything.”

So sit back, relax (if you can!), and enjoy the conversation!

P.S. Here's a fun little walk down memory lane: the title of this podcast comes from the classic 1984 Rockwell song "Somebody's Watching Me", which was ahead of its time!

About Callum Corr

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Callum Corr has been a Data Analytics Specialist at data management company ZL Technologies since July 2017. His role is to ensure that clients around the world are safeguarding not only their own data, but also the data of the consumers they handle on a daily basis.

Callum has a deep understanding of European legislation with regards to data management and understands the basic power of data and the complex infrastructures of organizations to devise a plan of action to enable information governance. He is originally from London, England and received his degree from The University of Notre Dame.

Find Callum on LinkedIn.

Find ZL Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.