Internet is a great resource and, at the same time, a vulnerable place. Why? As people are more inclined to shop and search for information on the web, it has become a treasure trove of information for cyberthieves. Today, if you tap on a link, you may be stepping into a wormhole that might take everything from you, including your personal information and financial gains.
As data privacy and security of online users is at stake all the time, it has raised many questions like:
- Who controls the internet?
- Is the user data safe online?
- Why are cyberattacks growing day by day?
And more! These questions have allured many studios around the world to produce movies based on the concept of cybersecurity, data privacy, and security. Let’s have a brief overview of some of the best movies that elaborate on the concept of data privacy and security.
The Great Hack
You may not have watched this movie, but you must have heard of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook’s Founder) being testifying in front of the US Congress in April 2018. The two-hour-long documentary “The Great Hack” was based on a scandal revolving around the UK-based firm Cambridge Analytica.
The documentary exposed the firm for using Facebook to collect personal user data without their consent. The sole motive of this was political advertising. Moreover, the 2018 case went so severe that Facebook’s founder had to testify in front of the US Congress. So, you don’t know if your data is safe on Facebook or not.
Enemy of the State
The 1998 action-packed movie portrays a modern-day life of a person who accidentally gets his hands on a videotape. The tape serves as potential evidence of the murder of a congressman by some NSA agents.
The film’s core crux is that the lead actor Will Smith is constantly tracked and chased by the government officials to get that tape from him. The film serves as a great embodiment of cybersecurity, data breach, and digital footprints that a user leaves on the web. And how…