Albeit slow in comparison to Europe and America, businesses in Asia are picking up its adoption of Big Data technology. One of the main concerns impeding the implementation of Big Data amongst business leaders would be the issue on crossing privacy boundaries and ensuring that the data does not leak out easily to third parties.
As discussed by Ashwin Jaiswal, Head of IT Business Consulting from Reliance Communications Limited, he spoke about ethical issues concerning the use of customer data and how ownership of data may no longer belong to one company as data collection continues to grow and that compliance to data protection rights are not clear to many businesses.
How then should companies overcome these privacy concerns while using Big Data in an ethical way?:
- ÂÂ Allow for opt-in or opt-out of data collection (individual control and consent)
- ÂÂ Authentic usage by data collectors
- ÂÂ Access and portability of individual's data for individual (they must know what is collected about them and where they can find such information)
More of such issues surrounding data collection its rightful usage will be debated at Big Data World Asia 2013 just a month away! For more information, visit the website now to find out how you can be a part of this strategic gathering attended by senior business leaders, IT professionals, Heads of business intelligence, analysts and data warehouse owners.