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Have we reached peak privacy? How good IAM and privacy can coexist

February 11, 2019

Data privacy has made big headlines in the last 12 months. Wherever we look there is an article about a data breach, a data protection regulation update, or a colleague talking about data privacy. It may have all become too much, and we have to ask ourselves, “Have we reached ‘peak privacy’?”

In the identity space, data privacy was never really a consideration until we entered the realms of the consumer. In enterprise identity and access management (IAM), although we rarely, if ever, mentioned privacy despite the fact we were using employees’ personal data. When the enterprise perimeter earthquake happened, and we moved our IAM services to cover consumers and citizens, data privacy started to enter the industry parlance.

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