Balancing Big Data with the need for privacy

9.1.2016 BB&T Center, M.S. in Business Analytics

As we become more and more connected, we generate more and more data. How to handle Big Data in a data-driven business world is the focus on the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism’s panel discussion “Personal Concierge or Big Brother: Balancing the Possibilities of Big Data with the Need for Privacy” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 in the home of the School of Business, Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.

Innovations such as better algorithms, the Internet of Things and social media have privacy implications that affect almost all of us.  Whether it’s data sharing for apps like Pokemon Go, facial recognition and other emerging technologies, or the Apple vs. FBI case, the discussion about privacy is ongoing.

Assistant Professor of IS and Analytics, Lauren Rhue will serve as moderator, with guests Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT and Alessandro Acquisti, professor of information technology and public policy serving as panelists. They’ll discuss these privacy issues and offer ideas on balancing innovation with privacy.

The event will run from 4-5 p.m. followed by a light reception.

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We have limited seats available for online viewing. To access the live stream of the event, click here.