SNIP from the IEEE Software:
From IEEE Software magazine’s Software Experts Summit, sponsored by Shell Global Solutions, on July 17 at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Wash. Big data holds the potential to revolutionize our lives. As organizations and society continues to amass data, the resources and tools to identify patterns and improve decision making are emerging. The big data challenge is finally being tackled. Soon, all data will be processed routinely and researchers and decision makers will demand access to all data, regardless of the owner or the content, in order to improve their understanding of the world. As barriers to access to datasets, including datasets with personal data, erode, and as inferences are made, personal privacy will be deeply impacted. In this session John Howie will discuss the future big data and describe the challenges to personal privacy.