Randhir Shinde, CEO at Galaxkey:
“The government is far too complacent about data privacy – it does not understand data, nor its intimacy, and would rather give its intelligence agencies free reign to violate our digital privacy.
“This access helps fight external threats, such as terrorism and hostile state activity, but there comes a point when our individual rights need to come first. Otherwise we erode the rights and standards we seek to protect. It could only take one crisis for this power to be abused, for evermore invasive surveillance to become the norm.
“If these invasions of privacy go unchecked, we risk setting the path for a tomorrow that apes China, a country where the government is using cyber-surveillance to remove all privacy from an individual’s life.”