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Location, BigData, Privacy

An upcoming EU report “will say that geo-location data has to be considered as personal data. … The rules on personal data apply to them,” an EU official tells the Wall Street Journal.

The implication is that data collected by cellphones, twitter, Facebook and others must be handled like names, birth dates, and other personal information: obtaining user consent, deleting after a certain period, and kept anonymously.

This is absolutely preposterous.

I have a hard time understanding why my location data would be anything but private data.

Original title and link: Location, BigData, Privacy (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://cukier.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/geolocation-in-crib/