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Australia Gunning To Become World Leader in Big Data Analytics

BIG DATA—AUSTRALIA

August 5, 2013

The Australian Government Information Management Office has released its Public Service Big Data Strategy that aims to “position Australia as a world leader in the public sector use of Big Data analytics to deliver service-delivery reform, better public policy and protect citizens’ privacy,” ZDNet reports. The report discusses Big Data’s role in improving the targeting of services and the ability for businesses to offer more tailored services in accordance with individual and community needs, but it also notes privacy concerns that must be addressed before full benefits are realized. Agencies must develop better practices when it comes to cross-agency data sets and data deidentification, for example.
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