September 12, 2013
Big Data Is Changing Your World... More Than You Know
By Banning Garrett
From one perspective, big data enables everything from more allowing a blind person to drive to increasing profits for retailers around the world. From another perspective, big data can compromise privacy and security making citizens uneasy about surveillance. Government will play a critical role in easing this tension but also in shaping rules regarding access to and use of data that respect individuals’ rights.