Imagine posting a picture on Facebook of yourself and your mates clubbing and the next thing you know you are getting a phone call from a United States (U.S.) government representative asking you about your night out. Scary, isnt it? This way George Orwells quote Big Brother is Watching You in his book 1984, is becoming fact rather than being fiction. In order to prevent … [Read more...] about Privacy Shield – Houston, We Still Have a Problem!
It is the end of the year again, and that means it is time for the Big Data trends for next year. I did that for 2014, I did it for 2015, and now it is time for 2016. What is awaiting us in 2016? Which Big Data trends will have an impact on the global Big Data domain? How will Big Data affect organisations in 2016? Lets have a look at seven of the most important Big Data trends … [Read more...] about 7 Important Big Data Trends for 2016
As Tejvan Pettinger wrote in his blog The main impacts of an ageing population, we must be proud of the great achievement of the twentieth century regarding the dramatic rise in life expectancy. However, the aging population comes with many challenges for smart cities across social, financial, economic, and political dimensions. Managing healthcare quality and costs for … [Read more...] about Smart Cities Are Vital to Cope with the Aging Population
The EU Parliament Committee on Tuesday approved broad legislation aimed at providing greater data protection for Internet users in the wake of the revelation of the US PRISM program. The new data-protection legislation empowers users to demand from companies that deal with personal data to fully erase that data. Business would be required to employ data protection officers and … [Read more...] about Big Data Privacy – EU’s New Privacy Law – Video
Government services, or the public sector, are known for creating large volumes of data. Big data thus provides plenty opportunities for governments to save a lot of public money. According to the UK free market think thank Policy Exchange, the UK government could save up to 33 billion a year by using public Big Data more effectively. McKinsey has investigated that the … [Read more...] about 4 Benefits For The Public Sector When Governments Start Using Big Data