In a recap of today’s conference, “Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet,” PCWorld featured comments by TechFreedom’s Berin Szoka:
While many speakers at the conference raised privacy concerns related to the use of big data, not everyone agreed that there were major privacy problems. During a panel about commercial uses of big data, many speakers seemed to project their critiques of capitalism into the debate, said Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, a free market think tank.
When panelists suggested some consumers may be coerced into making choices based on their shopping preferences being shared online, Szoka suggested that most people aren’t as easily manipulated as some big data critics might suggest.
Read the full article here.