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ebyjeeby
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ebyjeeby,
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7/9/2018 | 2:55:19 PM
Re: The oligarchs
Why? In a few words, it costs money that they otherwise would not have to spend.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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7/6/2018 | 11:37:07 AM
Re: The oligarchs
@jenshadus:

> First, if a company doesn't want to be sued because their databases breached, why don't they use encryption.  Even if it slows things down, the data is secured.


While I tend to agree with you, I can point out that perhaps the most common counterargument lies precisely in the lack of business agility that you point out -- which can be particularly problematic when regulatory compliance dictates certain levels of accessibility (as in, for example, certain cases with HIPAA).

But, like I said, I tend to agree with you. It seems that the pendulum could stand to swing a bit more towards security when we are talking about this context of encryption.
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jenshadus,
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7/5/2018 | 9:15:46 AM
The oligarchs
There is a lot I do not understand about all this.  First, if a company doesn't want to be sued because their databases breached, why don't they use encryption.  Even if it slows things down, the data is secured.  Or...instead of keeping everything in one database, why not have the active database of a few days and push the older data into an encrypted database.  Second,  I those against this law, which for once I think CA has the right idea, the only ones upset by this are those who might be using the data illegally to start with...the FB, AWS, Google, Yahoo, and other social media.  Companies that collect data from consumers thought emarts provide two options: sign up and have the company keep personal data, or sign in a guest, and I hope they don't keep the data for long.  That would be a breach of trust.


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