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The ethics of big data is an industry concern: Dr Barry Devlin

Divina Paredes | July 24, 2015
One the pioneers of Big Data research says: The ‘fast and furious’ collection of data spawns privacy and economic issues. "We cannot just put our heads in the sand like the scientists who tamed atomic energy but said something like, ‘We just invented the bomb but we did not use it'."

This, he says, is the "strength of big data".

"If you have got the right technology and if you have got the right architecture in place, you can drive the automation and analysis of big data and data from the Internet of Things."

Editor's note: This is part one of an exclusive interview with Dr Barry Devlin

 

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