Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Big Data and Privacy Debate

Many predict the next wave of computer innovation will be driven by technologies that "fly under the banner of Big Data — data including Web pages, browsing habits, sensor signals, smartphone location trails and genomic information, combined with clever software to make sense of it all."

"But the latest leaps in data collection are raising new concern about infringements on privacy..."

"We’re on the cusp of a golden age of medical science and care delivery. But a privacy backlash could cripple progress." - George C. Halvorson, CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Moving to electronic medical records has great potential to improve healthcare but only if people trust the privacy of their data. "Corporate executives and privacy experts agree that the best way forward combines new rules and technology tools" to protect data privacy.
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Sources:
(a) Big Data Renews Privacy Debate - New York Times, 03/24/2013

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