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Security Pros Support Data Collection Regulations

April 27, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

While most security professionals believe that government officials lack a real understanding of the threats to digital privacy, they overwhelmingly agree that governments should regulate the way social media companies collect user data. At last week’s RSA Conference, more than 500 security professionals participated in a Venafi survey that asked myriad questions about what governments should and shouldn’t be able to regulate. The survey revealed surprising results about how industry professionals view the role of government in cybersecurity and privacy. Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s statement when he testified before the US Senate that Facebook was a force for good, not everyone agrees with the social media giant’s CEO.