How Digital Natives are Shaping the Future of Data Privacy (Security Intelligence)


With the California Consumer Privacy Act going into effect on January 1, 2020, I think it’s timely to look at how digital natives may change the way we view data privacy altogether. If you were a toddler when Voyager 1 and 2 buzzed Saturn in 1980 and 1981 respectively, you are a digital native, as is anyone who came along after you. Ubiquitous tracking and big data pools as we know them today weren’t even a glimmer in a mad data scientist’s eye back then — and yet, people born before we learned who shot J.R. (or digital immigrants, as they came to be known) had already been making privacy mistakes for years.