Daily DashboardEuropean Data Protection Digest

Opportunities, Privacy Concerns Abound with Big Data


April 23, 2012

The Guardian reports on the rise of Big Data and how privacy boundaries shift as personal information becomes more valuable to companies. One O'Reilly Media representative said, "Given enough data, intelligence and power, corporations and government can connect dots in ways that only previously existed in science fiction." The ability of Big Data systems to collect and make sense of huge amounts of information provides some companies with valuable opportunities but brings with it concerns about personal privacy. 
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