IBMers patent important privacy inventions
By 2011, the world will be 10 times more instrumented than it was in 2006. Internet connected devices will leap from 500 Million to 1 Trillion. Approximately 70% of the digital universe is created by individuals, but enterprises are responsible for 85% of the security, privacy, reliability, and compliance.
Increasingly, the proliferation of data-generating sensors and mobile computing devices, and the emergence of new forms of communication such as social networking, are driving unprecedented growth in the collection, storage and management of all types of data.
Not surprisingly, this phenomenon has sparked growing demand for the ability to extract intelligence from these massive mountains of information—intelligence that can enable organizations to improve their decision-making and run their businesses more effectively and efficiently.
With this capacity to rapidly sift thru data and gain new insights comes a significant challenge and responsibility when it comes to personal information, or information that relates to identifiable individuals: how to enable the exchange and analysis of data, while protecting privacy.
But policies and practices are not enough on their own to address the privacy challenges of an increasingly smarter planet. Thoughtfully-designed technologies can play a key role here, part of a paradigm that some are calling “Privacy by Design.”
IBM inventors have been designing for privacy for years, receiving many patents for inventions that support the company’s commitment to being a privacy leader. Here’s just a sampling:
As the physical and digital worlds increasingly converge, and private information flows from desktop to cloud, IBMers around the globe are helping the company invent, deliver thought leadership, and continue its dedication to providing clients with trusted and secure technologies, services and solutions.