In a packed room yesterday, privacy pros learned about, and discussed, what is perhaps the most hyped, and least understood, technology in the digital world: blockchain. With an internet-of-things ecosystem exploding across the globe, the mathematics and cryptography informing blockchain may well provide a transparent, cohesive formula for solving IoT's privacy and security issues, as well as other obstacles in finance, health care, industrial infrastructure, and beyond. Though there is a hunger to leverage the concept, obstacles clearly remain. Privacy Tech Editor Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, was in the room for “Securing the Internet of Things with Blockchain and Other Measures” and reports on the lively discussion lead by Filament CEO Allison Clift-Jennings, NCR Corporation Chief Software and Services Counsel Evan Glover, and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Partner Amanda Witt, CIPP/US.
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