End-to-end encrypted issue tracking, file sharing, calendars and more
2019 was the worst year on record for data breaches. Private data from health care, hospitality, and government were among the worst affected. Unsecured databases were rampant and organisational negligence bordering on criminal at times seemed to be the norm. With your data end-to-end encrypted no one but you and your team will ever see it. Peace of mind should be the default when using any online tools.
Data brokers spanning every industry imaginable including credit reporting, risk mitigation and advertising buy and sell your data at breakneck speeds. These brokers know a worrying amount about you and your habits (both online and offline). End-to-end encryption signifies an end to this shady business model. Without being able to look at data, brokers aren't able to derive any value from it.
Ever tried to move off Facebook to another social platform? Thought about migrating from one email provider to another? Traditional business models that feed on user information intentionally make these actions difficult. Platforms should provide tools that allow you to move your data in and out of them. Sovereignty over your data is a key element of breaking down the data silos that are so pervasive on the web in 2020.
For years now the default has been digital. An estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day and we're only just now beginning to see what this means for the younger, internet focused generations. The default for data online should be encrypted. Plaintext should be a term the public knows and consciously has to opt into.
Customer email addresses, IP addresses, geographical locations, descriptions of the customer service and support claims and cases, Microsoft support agent emails, case numbers and resolutions, and internal notes that had been marked as confidential of 250 million users were discovered on December 28, 2019.