Are our phones listening to us?

 In data privacy

Time for another #AskThePracticalFuturist question – this time about data privacy.

The question from audience member Colleen Schooling at the CPA Australia CPA Congress was “I think my phone is listening to me … will we ever be able to go off the grid?”

This is a great question, and one I get asked a lot at conferences. In my 3 minute answer below, I touch on the need for consumers to become more empowered and understand that our personal data has real value, and treat it as such.

As marketers and business people, we need to treat consumer data with the same respect that we treat our own personal data. With weekly data breaches and Facebook constantly in the news, consumer trust is being rapidly eroded.

This video is an example of how as the Practical Futurist I can add real value to your next event. I present at senior management meetings, large conference keynotes, internal meetings, customer events and intimate C-suite briefings around the world.

If you need someone for your next event that is up to date on all the latest trends and can translate this to a business audience & answer any question delegates ask, then I invite you to have a look at a list of my clients & replays of talks on a range of subjects.

Video ThumbnailPractical Futurist Andrew Grill looks at the issues of data privacy raised by a member of the audience after his CPA Australia CPA Congress keynote. The audience member asked if our phones were listening in on our conversations.

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Futurist Keynote Speaker and former IBM Global Managing Partner, Andrew is a popular and sought-after presenter and commentator on issues around digital disruption and emerging technologies. He is a multiple TEDx & International Keynote Speaker. Watch his speaking showreel here, enquire about availability & fees here or listen to his latest Podcast - "The Practical Futurist Podcast" on your favourite app.

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