Chris Wolf Does a “Soap Box” Presentation on Big Data

Chris Wolf Does a “Soap Box” Presentation on Big Data

Tomorrow, Berkeley will host a workshop on Big Data: Values and Governance, the third in the White House’s public events around big data and privacy. As part of this discussion, Chris Wolf presented a “soap box” presentation on big data today.  He suggested a few high-level recommendations, including the need to “fully take stock of the benefits in performing a cost-benefit analysis” around big data.

“It is hard to do a cost-benefit analysis if we are only talking about the costs. Researchers, academics, and industry are using big data to deliver big benefits. We need to understand and promote those benefits so that we can more reasonably evaluate whether and how to address the risks that may arise,” he said.


Posted On
Mar 31, 2014
Posted By
Richard R Lee

I have been extremely disappointed in the Workshop Series so far. Far too many cheerleaders and few too pragmatists. I have hope for tomorrow’s last event, but also do not believe that FIPS are really the answer to this challenge. The “three V’s of Big Data (Volume, Variety & Velocity)” require us to think and act differently in order to get ahead of the Privacy issues. Given all the breaches to date and the role of the Data Brokers and the availability of more sophisticated data matching/augmentation techniques, we may have lost the battle already.

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