SINC’s Director of Content Annie Liljegren spoke with Les Correia in September 2021, and has edited this interview for length and clarity.
"You'll never replace the human element, because of the human factor."
LC: Absolutely. If it’s not you there’s going to be someone, and so you’re only as good as your weakest link. You’re always going to have a breach somewhere or the other.
And then there’s two other key factors: first, selectivity–human beings are so selective. What we tend to do is protect our bank account like crazy and leave our social networks and retail history out there, and you’re exposing yourself, because you’ve taken a picture on your vacation to Italy and then someone knows they can come burgle your house. So with the way that selectivity concept works today, I absolutely I think privacy is a joke. We have these regulations and all that bull, but really we give it away for free.
And not only that, but also the correlation concept, because now you can correlate the information. I can find out something about a person here, and then using something on social or elsewhere, I can correlate that information.