Monday, March 25, 2013

Four Contrasting Views of  Privacy and Big Data
The American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.  There is no such thing in the country,
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Speech in New York City, April 11, 1933

Big Brother is watching you.

George Orwell (1903-1950),  1984

The latest leaps in data collection are raising new concerns about infringement on privacy- an isue so curcial that it could turmp all others and uset the Big Data bandwagon.

Alex Pentland, director of the Human Dynamics Lab at MIT, 2013
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 of Kaiser Permanente 2013
Tweet: Should you have right to possess personal data, to control its use, and to destroy and distribute it. What would George Orwell think?

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