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Opinion: Give People Usable Data Access To Create Value


September 20, 2012

In Concurring Opinions, Omer Tene of the Israeli College of Management School of Law discusses a forthcoming article in which he and the Future of Privacy Forum’s Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US, aim to “reconcile the inherent tension between Big Data business models and individual privacy rights.” In the future, organizations should allow individuals easy access to the data stored about them and should be required to be transparent about data processing activities, Tene writes. While data analytics provides enormous value in terms of research and innovation, it also presents “formidable privacy concerns.” Therefore, Tene emphasizes the importance of granting individuals access to data in “usable format” to create value for them.
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