21 Oct Internet Privacy. Taking opportunities, assessing risks, building trust
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2013
Few technologies have changed our lives as rapidly and profoundly as the Internet. There are now more than 1.5 billion Web users around the world, with at least 50 million in Germany. Internet users enjoy easy access to information and are able to shop online and communicate with each other via free video calls. The Internet is spawning new business models, creating new jobs and transforming business processes both within and between companies and public administrations. It also provides the infrastructure for the smart power grids that will be needed to realise the transition to sustainable energy. Cyber-Physical Systems controlled via the Web will facilitate efficient use of manufacturing resources and energy in the factories of the future.