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Questions Linger on Data Ownership

DATA PROTECTION

April 8, 2013

GigaOM reports on a recent discussion among experts on the topic of data collection and sharing. “What does it mean to own data?...Does it mean I can do with it whatever I want to do with it?” The question was posed by Andreas Weigend, a lecturer at Stanford University and formerly a chief scientist at Amazon.com. GigaOM’s Jordan Novet said the recent panel discussion in San Francisco elicited questions on whether companies should increase the amount of data they share and whether consumers care enough about their data to want to know what companies collect. Editor’s note: Andreas Weigend will be a keynote speaker at the IAPP’s Data Protection Intensive in London, April 23-25.
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