GDPR is About Technology Fitting With Privacy, Not the Other Way Around

DUBLIN, IRELAND — GDPR already impacting practically everyone in the digital arena. And if nothing else, that means that the data center industry survived May 25th. So CapRE invited Sheila M. FitzPatrick, President and Founder of FitzPatrick & Associates to the Third Annual Ireland and Emerging Markets Data Center Summit in Dublin in July, to provide a keynote presentation titled The Impact of GDPR, Data Privacy and Protection Laws on Cloud Adoption and Role of the Data Processor. This is the second in a series of CapRE Insider Reports covering her remarks. "One of the other things to think about is that tech has certainly brought the importance of privacy to the forefront. The more the technology is growing, the ability to collect and process data is becoming much greater," remarked FitzPatrick. "80% of the world’s data has been collected in the last two years. and that’s because of things like the Cloud and AI and IoT. That ability to monetize is about the amount of data. And what’s happened as a result is, we had to force privacy into technology." "GDPR and other data protection laws are looking at it in different ways," she continued. "You have to think about privacy first and build technology around privacy. So technology has to fit into the world of privacy, it’s not that privacy has to fit into the world of technology. It’s a little bit of a different concept. I always…