The NSA data privacy scandal: a different point of view

Article in „DataScienceCentral“ by Mirko Krivanek: There’s a lot of talk these days about how governments use all the data they can put their hands on, to monitor every individual in the world. Capabilities offered by big data storage and analytic processing are immense, when in the hands of professional, capable data scientists. Last week the National Security Agency was under the spotlight, a month ago it was the IRS (Income Revenue Service) for a biased auditing selection algorithm, and maybe next month it will be the CDC for some other monitoring, privacy or profiling issue. Of course private corporations are not exempt either. Indeed they are sometimes accused of collusion with government agencies, to share private data. … read more

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