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  • Big Data Challenge Demands Big Tape Solution

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    Earlier this month I was introduced to the concept of BIG DATA at the 2011 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Los Angeles where BI officianados congregated to talk about the latest developments in one of the fastest developing aspects of IT: business intelligence involving advanced and predictive and operational analytics. Part of the BI world is being affected by the emergence of massive databases of both structured and even more unstructured data in the 4TB and up department. Scaling to this level of data aggregation isnt easy for software built to reach up to a TB ... so BIG DATA (they wrote it in all caps at the Gartner conference) is the next big stretch for the BI world. How all this critical data with hidden customer preferences and undiscovered profit centers, waiting to be discovered with the magic of analytics, is to be protected is a story that is still evolving. It is heartening to see IBM offering their considerable know-how and product solutions to ensure the continued protection of these massive investments in exploding stores of data. Once the data is safe from loss or accidental damage, then the next obvious question is, how will the confidentiality of all this information about people's personal buying preferences be protected? That is a discussion I would like to see. Dennis Fletcher, Orange County, CA.
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      My shot from the hip...Your personal buying patterns, etc., won't be protected. Oh sure...You'll get a four page, duplex, fine printed paragraphs of all the legaleze, and people, places, and organizations that CAN share and access you information. Have you ever read those disclosures on how your personal or account information from whatever institution can be shared at their discretion, or by federal law, all the while stating how your information is protected. Protected from what? Fire and accidental loss maybe.

      But that's not really a protection of privacy. The fact that information out there in databases we helped create needs protection, and that protection depends solely on an un-checkable "honor" system. ie. Privacy Policy of any institution that gathers data...Means there is no protection. Basically that's the opinion I'm hearing in general from the "legal" birds. Protection of all your personal data, patterns, etc., is as good as the paper the Privacy Policy is printed on. Oh don't forget to shred that too.

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        The Privacy Challenge

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        Here's a comment Harriet Pearson, VP Security Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at IBM, made in a January article:

        "We need to foster new partnerships between governments and industry. One goal must be to build balanced commercial privacy policy frameworks that make it simple to share and analyze information responsibly, especially when it crosses borders. An important element of such frameworks is the idea of industries voluntarily adopting enforceable privacy-protecting codes of conduct. We welcome some promising new thinking along these lines that is coming from the Obama administration."

        Click here to read the complete article.

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          Nice discussion. Partnerships that facilitate the development of standards between the US Federal Government (along with other governmental bodies) and industry groups that represent related IT professions and large database users is definitely a step in the right direction. Medical databases are already well protected in the US through HIPAA laws. And financial reporting databases are described in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations. What is now needed and in fact is going through the US Congress, is legislation pertaining to who gets to use what personal information of an individual and what say in that usage does the individual have. The Consumers Union's www.DefendYourDollars.org page for this legislation is: http://www.defendyourdollars.org/top...rity_breaches/
          Dennis Fletcher
          Lake Forest, CA

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