Big data continues to generate success for companies, highlighting its seemingly endless potential across a variety of industries. However, big data algorithms and analytics are increasingly the subject of trade secret litigation, as companies seek to protect the competitive advantage they have reaped from investing in big data utilization.
The rapid expansion of big data applications has drawn the attention of regulators, who seek to deploy existing statutory protections in this largely untested territory. Therefore, despite potential advantages, restaurant owners and employers must beware of big data applications that can expose them to discrimination and disparate wage-payment claims.
Author: Robert Sheridan, Timothy Harvey