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White House Big Data Report: 5 Privacy Takeaways

Big data raises serious privacy concerns that need to be addressed, sooner rather than later, report says.

Big data's potential is enormous -- for good and bad. A new reportfrom the White House on big data's transformative qualities takes a deep dive into data-related privacy and security issues.

The key takeaway: Big data is creating numerous privacy issues that need to be addressed, sooner rather than later.

"A significant finding of this report is that big data analytics have the potential to eclipse longstanding civil rights protections in how personal information is used in housing, credit, employment, health, education, and the marketplace," the report's introduction states. "Americans' relationship with data should expand, not diminish, their opportunities and potential.” Read the Full Story on InformationWeek…

Jeff Bertolucci is a technology journalist in Los Angeles who writes mostly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Saturday Evening Post, and InformationWeek. View Full Bio

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