[FoRK] Big Data

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Jan 30 17:04:22 PST 2012

The issues are ownership, access, control, storage, protection, and responsibility.  You can slice it all kinds of ways.
Forces and rulings are pushing things back and forth.  And Congress could always pass laws & regulations changing the game again.  
Safe harbor completely flipped the legal situation, for instance, at least in practical terms of which government and private 
parties thought they could sue or charge.  And EU's (and further with Germany's) privacy policies have further changed things 


On 1/30/12 2:53 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> LOL.
> It's obvious that holding your own data will often be more of a liability than farming it out.  Want to avoid PII loss issues?  
> Don't ever hold credit card, SSN, etc.  Contract it out and make it someone else's problem, someone big enough to A) do it right 
> and B) absorb the occasional flaw.  Want to make sure you are anonymizing well enough?  Contract it out...  Don't want to 
> accidentally lose personnel data on a laptop, ...
> Rinse, repeat.
> sdw
> On 1/30/12 2:10 PM, B.K. DeLong wrote:
>> "In Socialist cloudspace 'Big Data' own YOU!" - B.K. DeLong. Heh heh heh. ;)
>> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer<greg at bolcer.org>wrote:
>>> But in big data, you don't hold the data hostage, you just leverage using
>>> it against the owners, but don't really have to hold on to it.
>>> Greg
>>> On 1/30/2012 1:57 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
>>>> My "data hostage computing" is much more descriptive than big data, and
>>>> gets more to the point. It also seem to be the direction cloud v2 is
>>>> heading as locking in customers from things like OpenStack becomes more
>>>> important. Everyone is chasing behind Amazon right now, but my money is
>>>> on something far better and more open to swoop in and save everyone from
>>>> Amazon.

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