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The future of Big Data and its impact on privacy

Tom Simonite summarized the 5 (big) concerns detailed in a White House report about the potential and risks of big data:

The 68-page report was published today and repeatedly emphasizes that big data techniques can advance the U.S. economy, government, and public life. But it also spends a lot of time warning of the potential downsides, saying in the introduction that:

“A significant finding of this report is that big data analytics have the potential to eclipse longstanding civil rights protections in how personal information is used in housing, credit, employment, health, education, and the marketplace.”

I can only hope that having all these clear warning signs at the right level, will only lead to at least a similarly clear legislation protecting the privacy of all.

Original title and link: The future of Big Data and its impact on privacy (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/527071/five-things-obamas-big-data-experts-warned-him-about/