Contributor: Sara Degli Esposti

Sara Degli Esposti is a research fellow at the Open University Business School (OUBS), UK. She is the principal investigator of the Big Data Protection Project as well as head data analyst for the Surprise— Privacy, Security & Surveillance—FP7 Project at the Centre for Research into Information Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP). Sara is keen on investigating all matters related to privacy, from people’s privacy expectations to privacy laws. Her research tries to look into the future of data gathering technologies toward the creation of new data-centric business models. Before joining the OU, Sara studied sociology in Italy (BSc hons.) and business administration and quantitative methods in Spain (MSc).

Big Data

Can We Balance Data Protection With Value Creation?

By Sara Degli Esposti
"Data People" by Andrés Opcional

In the last few years there has been a dramatic change in the opportunities organizations have to generate value from the data they collect about customers or service users. Customers and users are rapidly becoming collections of “data points” and organizations can learn an awful lot from the analysis of this huge accumulation of data points, also known as “Big Data.”

Organizations are perhaps...

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