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Science & Medicine, Medicine

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Making sense of big data

January 6th, 2015

Episode 60 of 1326 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?

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