Yearly, Client Electronics Present attendees obtain a branded backpack, however this yr’s version was particular; made out of clear plastic, the bag’s contents had been seen with out the wearer needing to unzip. It isn’t only a trend determination. Over time, safety has grow to be extra intense and cumbersome, however attendees with clear backpacks didn’t must open their luggage when coming into.
That low-cost backpack is a metaphor for an ongoing debate — how many people are prepared to alternate privateness for comfort?
Privateness was on everybody’s thoughts at this yr’s CES in Las Vegas, from CEOs to policymakers, PR companies and folks in control of programming the panels. For the primary time in many years, Apple had a proper presence on the occasion; Senior Director of World Privateness Jane Horvath spoke on a panel centered on privateness with different privateness leaders.