RGPD – RSA Conference – Schneier « Don’t expect Uncle Sam to guard your web privacy »

« Don’t expect Uncle Sam to guard your web privacy – it’s Europe riding to the rescue »

« The EU is the regulatory superpower on the planet, » Schneier told The Register. « We won’t be regulating surveillance capitalism in the US, it’s too profitable. If you want that done, then look to the EU. »

« The infosec expert suggested there was a need for public-interest technologists: people who know a thing or six about technology who can work with policy makers, independently on behalf of netizens, to inform legislators’ decisions without big corporations sticking their oars and checkbooks in. »

« Everything we do has a moral dimension, and we need to accept and engage with it, » he said. « It’s hard in security because every tool we build has a dual use and can do bad things in the wrong hands. We aren’t responsible for every single use, but we are responsible for the world we create with our technologies. »