Gartner Research

Reduce Privacy Risks When Using 5G Products and Services

Published: 16 July 2019

ID: G00390046

Analyst(s): Bernard Woo


5G will greatly raise the speed and scale at which personal data is processed, which, in turn, will increase the risk that privacy will be sidestepped. Security and risk management leaders must enhance customer and stakeholder trust by implementing measures that minimize privacy risks.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Offerings Over 5G Will Generate and Collect Greater Volumes, Varieties and Velocities of Personal Data That Carries the Risk of Severe Financial and Reputational Damages
  • 5G Technology Will Enable the Proliferation of Interconnected Devices, Which Will Lead to an Expanded Attack Surface Bearing the Risk of Exposing Personal Data to Harm
  • Stakeholders Will Scrutinize and Demand That the Processing of Personal Data at 5G’s Increased Speed and Scale Is Performed in Line With Clear and Rigid Standards

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