Tag Archives: big data

Empowerment or Intrusion? The College Transparency Act of 2017

Stating the obvious, college is one of the most important and expensive investments Americans make. In addition to tuition costs, from a consumer perspective, other factors should be important in deciding on a college, including graduate employment prospects, average student loan debt, and average number of semesters taken to complete a degree. If you were … Continue Reading

Report Urges Policymakers to Increase Protections for Consumer Data Collected through Wearable Devices

A 122-page report was published this week by American University and the Center for Digital Democracy that examines features, key players and trends that are emerging in consumer-wearable and connected-health devices–this includes watches, fitness bands, clothing and other products that are linked to app through mobile devices for management of heart rate, sleep patterns and … Continue Reading

FTC issues big data report and warning

Data analytics are getting more sophisticated and are being used in every industry. The more data in the world, the more it can be analyzed—it’s dubbed “big data.” In that context, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a report (Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion), on big data and outlined the benefits … Continue Reading

Informatica snagged by private equity group and pension investment board for $5.3 billion

Proving that big data and digital companies continue to intrigue big investors, big data analytics company Informatica has been purchased by private equity group Permira and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $5.3 billion. It is reported as being the largest leveraged buyout thus far in 2015. Informatica, which provides analytics, cloud computing and … Continue Reading
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