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Is There a Paradigm Shift in Minimization Philosophy?

BIG DATA—U.S.

October 11, 2013

“The recent NSA revelations demonstrate a broader trend,” writes Andrew Clearwater, CIPP/US, “A retreat from minimization in collection and a move toward minimization in use.” There’s clearly a well-established list of tools on when to apply minimization, going back to the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Fair Information Practices in 1973 all the way through the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC in 1995. In this latest installment of Privacy Perspectives, Clearwater outlines the paradigm shift Big Data has posed on minimization philosophy.
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