11 April, 2017
Artificial Data Reduces Privacy Concerns and Helps With Big Data Analysis
Much has been said about how big data will help solve many of the world’s thorniest problems, including pandemics, hunger, cancer treatments, and conservation. However, because of the seriousness of the problems, and complexity of big data and its analysis, a great deal of testing is required before any results can be considered trustworthy. Unfortunately, most businesses and organizations do not have the in-house capability to achieve any semblance of trust. Thus, the normal procedure has been to outsource the work to third-party vendors.
The operative phrase is “has been.” Big data, more often than not, contains sensitive information pertaining to individuals serviced by the organization, and releasing that information to outside resources may place the organization or business in jeopardy with state and federal privacy regulations.