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Is This Our Biggest Public Policy Challenge?

BIG DATA

August 21, 2013

Difficult questions about balancing national security with privacy have come to light since the NSA surveillance disclosures and its use of Big Data, “Yet the benefits of Big Data…exceed the realm of national security or even government usage and extend to areas such as scientific research, public health and energy conservation by the private sector,” writes Omer Tene in this latest installment of Privacy Perspectives. Tene, who is now the IAPP’s first vice president of research and education where he administers the IAPP Westin Research Center, writes, “Finding the right balance between privacy risks and Big Data rewards may very well be the biggest public policy challenge of our time,” and calls for “momentous choices” between “weighty policy concerns” and “individuals’ rights to privacy” and freedom of speech, among others.
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