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Guest of the Week (1/27/17): Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum

Guest of the Week (1/27/17)

Jules Polonetsky, Chief Executive, Future of Privacy Forum

Congratulations Jules! You are theCUBE Guest of the Week.

The rise of intelligent devices, from wearables to smart home sensors to Internet-connected Barbie dolls, is confronting technology companies with a host of new ethical issues involving privacy and security.

That’s forcing them to think carefully in advance about principles they need to apply to a wide range of products for the emerging Internet of Things, said Jules Polonetsky, chief executive of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank with 130 members from around the world, many of whom serve as chief privacy officers at big tech companies.

Polonetsky laid out the emerging ethical and business issues at a Data Privacy Day event held Thursday by the National Cyber Security Alliance at the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter Inc., a sponsor of the event. Data Privacy Day is an annual celebration to recognize the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty concerning privacy and data protection.

Polonetsky sat down with Jeff Frick, co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile video studio, to discuss the challenges his organization sees to privacy in the age of big data and how companies need to respond to those issues. This is one of a series of interviews with top executives and thought leaders at the event, and Polonetsky is also our featured guest of the week. The rest of this series will run in coming days.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here.

Follow Jules on Twitter (@JulesPolonetsky), and check out all of our Data Privacy Day event coverage.

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