Whatever you think about the result of the US election, it's widely acknowledged that there was a failure of polling. In just a few hours, what seemed an assured but narrow victory for Hillary Clinton morphed into the landslide win of Donald Trump. The reason - as with Brexit, where very similar happened - seems … Continue reading Why the US elections show us Big Data will never trump personal data
Personal data makes up the sum of our lives - but how often do we use the phrase 'big data' without fully understanding what it means? We know - or should do - that pretty much everything we do these days leaves a digital footprint of some kind, but how many people think about or … Continue reading What is big data?
An article about 21 scary things that big data knows about each and every one of us RIGHT NOW caught my eye this week, but I didn't find it as creepy as the author did - in fact all I could see were the possibilities. The article, as you would expect, goes on to list … Continue reading Why what big data knows about you is not scary
A new report by an influential government committee says the UK's data economy is a success story - but calls for more openness of official databases to increase innovation. The Big Data Dilemma, published by the Science and Technology Committee, also warns that existing data is nowhere near fully exploited, with companies estimated to be … Continue reading Data is a UK success story – but more action is needed for true revolution
The UK's move towards a digital-first society risks being slowed because of public concerns over the use of personal data, a new report has found. The sharing of personal data is both crucial for innovation and also improving personal online experiences, which is only made possible through tailoring services based on unique data. But while … Continue reading Digital innovation in the UK ‘at risk because of personal data concerns’
What is the future of personal data? How will it affect me personally and how will it affect my work and day to day life? These are all big questions when it comes to our personal data and these questions become even more prominent when we start to look at who currently has access to data about us.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the internet, has spoken out about the issue of data ownership. An article this week in The Guardian talks of how the father of the world wide web sees a future in which the individual is the one who owns their personal data - not the big companies … Continue reading SocialSafe Aligns With Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Vision For Personal Data