Jon Callas – Sr Technology Fellow, ACLU

Jon Callas – Sr Technology Fellow, ACLU

 
 
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Encryption, Business’s Moral Dilemma, and Diversity
Rubric: Jon Callas talks about his long and illustrious career, offers unusual advice on how to address the diversity and the skills gap, discusses the advantages of encryption, and is positive about the protection of privacy, believing the future lies in proper policy, regulation, legislation, and consumer activism.

  • 01:09 Jon’s long and illustrious career in four minutes.
  • 06:44 Privacy isn’t doomed. The future lies in proper policy, regulation, legislation, and consumer activism.
  • 09:44 We are seeing consumers take action to safeguard their data, and Apple made a good start on that with transparency, consent, and control in iOS.
  • 11:14 We need tools we can set in our devices to monitor our usage and therefore gauge our dependency
  • 13:35 We are moving to a world where SSL and encryption will be the default but this poses moral questions for business.
  • 15:10 Encryption makes it easy to dispose of digital waste. Encryption enables recycling
  • 19:05 Companies need to set their own moral compass or outside influences will do it for them.
  • 23:28 Tech was an incredibly diverse field, it can be again, if companies stop looking for staff in the obvious places.

Jon Callas Interview Transcript

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