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White House Big Data Report Earns Praise, Skepticism
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WKash
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WKash,
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5/6/2014 | 1:50:20 PM
Intensifying scrutiny
The concerns over civil liberties are real -- and hard to fully fathom. Some credit is due here in this report to the President,for advancing some sound recommendations in this report.

That said: The City of Chicago has already demonstrated how predictive analytics is being used to analyze a person's individual propensity to criminal activity (in response to an epidemic of gang-related murders.)  There's good news in that: It improves public safety.  But there's also a darker side to this: Who knows where this level of scrutiny will end?

Read more at: Andree G. Ferguson, "Big Data and Predictive Reasonable Suspicion," 163 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, April 2014, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2394683
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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5/5/2014 | 5:33:30 PM
Polarizing topic
Point of view in my Twitter feed in reaction to this news skewed toward worry about potential for discrimination -- not regulation. One person called it a "civil rights minefield."


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