Justin Brookman of the Center for Democracy and Technology certainly thinks privacy advocates are gaining traction. Five years ago, for example, the public really wasn’t engaged in the conversation about privacy at all.
“The issues weren’t intuitive to them, and the message wasn’t getting out,” Brookman said.
The privacy conversation continues with increased awareness of threats to Internet users identities and information. Until there’s a major event, breach, or high profile privacy breach, users will continue to assume that they won’t get hacked, have their financial services compromised, or be embarrassed. SafeJunction continues to believe that our privacy products will continue to be relevant, but market adoption will be slow.