Look at the technology space objectively, and you might realize it’s kind of in a weird place: Smartphones, fitness trackers and social networks have ushered us into an era of data — the location of our friends and family in real time, the ability to monitor our homes remotely, health tracking and everything that goes with the quantifiable self. But consumer concerns about data security and privacy are at an all-time high. Intel’s Malcolm Harkins, chief privacy and security officer, describes the landscape as a sort-of “third industrial revolution:” the evolution of the internet and the potential big data has to completely change the way our world works. Like any new technology, however, people are being cautious. “There’s an inherent distrust brewing,” he says of data collection. “If we don’t rethink our practices, it will hinder the opportunities that are in front of us.” We need to rethink data privacy, Intel says.

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