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Grayson Milbourne, Webroot
Grayson Milbourne, Webroot

Mobility: Who Bears The Brunt Of Data Security & Privacy

OS manufacturers, app developers, and consumers all have a role to play in smartphone data security. But not everyone is equally responsible.

The way I see it, there are three key players when it comes to mobile data privacy and security: the OS manufacturers (Google, Apple, Microsoft); mobile app developers; and the device users themselves. Each party has a role to play but they are not equally responsible or capable of having a significant impact.

Why is this important? For one thing, smartphones are just that -- smart. With access to limitless apps, the Internet, social media, GPS, video camera, a microphone, and more -- today's mobile devices have made life much more efficient and convenient, but also less secure. With this convenience comes a responsibility to protect private user data contained on, as well as transmitted to and from the device. But where does the bulk of the responsibility fall? Read the Full Story on Dark Reading

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