Privacy Is The New Money, Thanks To Big Data

The Apple/FBI showdown was the recent installment in an unfolding legal battle over privacy protection. 

Beginning with the Snowden revelations, it is widely thought that the major threat to our privacy in the digital era comes from the power of Big Government to access personal information stored in devices and websites. As this debate rages, we are losing sight of the other enterprise of personal data collection—known as “Big Data”—which is subject to less popular interest, but is far grander in scope, involves higher stakes and numerous ongoing legal battles.

Author: Omri Ben-Shahar

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