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Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016

FTC Kicks Off New Year with New Report on Growing Use of Big Data Analytics Across All Industries Without so much as a week of 2016 having lapsed, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a new report with recommendations to businesses on the growing use of big data. The report, “Big Data: A … Continue Reading

FTC Report on Data Brokers: An Analysis of the Call for Stronger Controls and Legislation

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission released its long awaited report on the data brokerage industry – Data Brokers:  A Call for Transparency and Accountability.  This report is the culmination of approximately two years of information collection, public workshops, and analysis by the FTC staff.  Notably, the Report recommends that Congress enact legislation to … Continue Reading

“Big Data” for Educational Institutions: A Framework for Addressing Privacy Compliance and Legal Considerations

Educational institutions at all levels have begun to realize that they hold a treasure trove of student-related information, that if analyzed using “Big Data” techniques, could yield valuable insights to further their educational missions.  Educational institutions hold a broad variety of student-related information that may be analyzed, including grades, financial information, health information, location-related information … Continue Reading

NIST to Launch Big Data Working Group

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), which we’ve written about at length in the past in connection with its ongoing data security and cloud computing related work, announced the formation of a Big Data Working Group today, with a “kick off” conference call this Wed., June 19, from 1-3pm EDT.  The group is … Continue Reading