Big data protection
Fouad Khalil reports of the varied difficulties of keeping up with changing data regulations around the world
For decades the personal information of individuals has largely been treated as a commodity to be harvested, bought and sold like any other resource. The trend accelerated as we entered the digital era, with the vogue for big data analysis meaning companies increasingly sought to collect as much information as they could get their hands on in the hope of wringing useful insights out of it.
This fascination with data has enabled many companies to unlock powerful new opportunities . . .