After Edward Snowden released the NSA’s data, companies started to look into how to spot rogue workers in order to prevent this from happening again. As it is very expensive to watch every employee working under a large company, behavior analysis is being implemented. Patterns are recognized and connected to employees, and if a pattern seems suspicious then that employee is put under watch to see whether or not that employee will go rogue. This constant monitoring of employees help companies protect themselves and their data. Companies are worried that employees will be able to take their data easily and so are trying all that they can to prevent that from occurring, even if it means that the employees are analyzed and not trusted.
A problem that the Edward Snowden case revealed was that it was easy to steal classified data if you had access to it. No one expected an employee to steal the data. And when Edward Snowden did it created a whole new world. A problem that has occurred because of that is that every one is wary of each other now. In this new world trust levels are decreasing and this is because of Edward Snowden. It’s interesting that this was a seen, yet unseen consequence of the release of the data. It was a given that the American public would distrust the Government after they found out about the data, but I didn’t think about what it would do to the employer and employee relationship. This issue isn’t really talked about when you think about the Edward Snowden case as a whole, but this is a unique take on the trust problem that has occurred and should be taken just as seriously.