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January 6th, 2015
Episode 84 of 461 episodes
The evolving use of large datasets is prompting intense debates on privacy and security. From medical records through to GPS signals, the ability to collect large amounts of data holds great potential for innovation and productivity. But governments are grappling with the problems of how the data is harvested and how to govern its use. So is big data a big opportunity or big trouble?