A Look at the “Age of Context”
PRIVACYSeptember 16, 2013
In an article for Forbes, Rawn Shah reviews Age of Context: Mobile, Data, Sensors and the Future of Privacy by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble. The book looks at the state of technology in 2013 with regard to healthcare, transportation, mobile devices and understanding customers, among others. Context is important when it comes to wearable technologies, the book notes. The kind of information collected, how its processed and cross-referenced with other sources and the responses they produce are all important questions, the authors note, calling such data points “Little Data.” Editor’s Note: Sam Pfeifle interviewed Israel last month in anticipation of his keynote address at IAPP Privacy Academy, in Seattle, September 30 to October 2. The interview contains a free download of the book’s chapter on privacy.