There are many who believe our personal digital privacy is under attack. This isn’t limited to social media data or browsing information, privacy threats such as wearables and connected devices are leaking data that could have serious repercussions in the future. Thrive Global brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Big Ideas: “How blockchain and AI can help restore digital privacy” with Blockchain Expert Ken Bodnar.”

To make a difference and regain some semblance of data privacy, some information professionals are looking to blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin. It has certainly changed the financial world with cryptocurrency, but how can it help information security?

It is inherently trusted, secure, transparent, autonomous and serves as an intermediary between parties. Because of cryptographic proofs and secure data, it becomes a digital doppelganger in the virtual world. Trust is a key component in the digital life and there is potential that blockchain will monetize it and artificial intelligence can provide security.

Melody K. Smith

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