Christian Schmickler is managing partner at Skymatic and responsible for communication, finance, and marketing. Before joining the Cryptomator project that preceded the foundation of Skymatic in 2016, he worked as a systemic consultant for a German consultancy. He holds a master’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University and bachelor’s degrees in economic sciences and psychology.
2017 - Cloud Encryption with Cryptomator – Privacy Protection for EveryoneEN
Current and past political events have initiated an extensive discussion on privacy and informational self-determination. The vast majority of consumers states their desire to keep personal data private while in everyday life, they use services and approve privacy agreements that undermine their informational self-determination on a large scale. This contradiction is referred to as the privacy paradox. While there are tools designed to keep personal data private, employing such tools is often associated with reduced functionality and/or usability and new privacy issues resulting from their use. Such deficiencies inhibit their widespread use.