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Carrots, Sticks and Big Data

DATA PROTECTION

November 10, 2011

In The Mercury News, Larry Magid summarizes last week's 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mexico City. Magid observes that "there are tensions not only between regulators and those they regulate but among regulators themselves, who don't always agree on just whether they should be wielding sticks or dangling carrots." And he discusses the conversations about "big data," quoting Future of Privacy Forum Director Jules Polonetsky, CIPP, as saying there are concerns about how big databases will be used but that they also offer benefits. "We can learn a huge amount, and the question is, can we manage to not throw out the baby with the bath water."    Full Story