Few topics within the digital sphere spark more debate than data privacy. Still, it can be challenging for the vast majority who are not subject matter experts to grasp what data privacy exactly implies and entails. To get a clearer picture, we sat down with Lin Theres Hillestad, Director Privacy at Telenor Group, for Data Privacy Day 2022.
“Data privacy can be explained as the right to exercise control over how your personal data is collected and used. This is particularly important today due to the amount and complexity of personal data that is being collected almost every second of our life,” explains Hillestad.
She supports the saying from various experts that ‘2021 was the year privacy went mainstream’, referring to the spotlight put on Big Tech companies’ data processing last year.