From Silicon Valley’s bench to a seat at the table at Facebook, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal surprised many. Judge Grewal handled several high profile intellectual property cases between technology giants, including the Apple-Samsung patent battle and the copyright clash between Google and Oracle. But some attorneys say one of his most interesting opinions took place in a galaxy far, far away.
In this interesting new video, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses the 4th Industrial Revolution, driven by data and the insights and intelligence that can be derived from it.
I was glad to see him focus on the importance of thinking about the enduring principles of privacy, security, and compliance at the outset of product and process development.
You can access the video here. It’s well worth the 15 minute investment.
Almost every entity is, or is becoming, a digital enterprise. Today’s information economy mandates nothing less. Entities are making tremendous investments in order to exploit the vast amounts of data – Big Data – that are constantly being generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), social media platforms, websites, and other sources. As confirmed by a recent Capgemini EMC Big Data report, most business leaders fear that their companies will actually become irrelevant if they fail to maximize the power of information. As companies grow more and more data-driven and data-dependent, new issues arise concerning how information in today’s economy is, or should be, valued. [Read more…]
by Susan Etlinger
Friday afternoon, Buzzfeed published an article claiming that Twitter plans to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as this week, prompting such brouhaha that the hashtag #RIPTwitter trended throughout much of the weekend. Enraged users argued that it would bury small accounts and new users, favor brand over user content, be antithetical to the freedom and transparency of Twitter itself and, ultimately, make Twitter effectively indistinguishable from Facebook. Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor at UNC School of Information And Library Science, put it this way:
More and more employees are using their own devices for work related purposes, and corporate “bring your own device” policies deal with technologies that are associated with the devices. BYOD policy writers should consider how the policy will affect the different internal departments within the corporation. This article highlights some of the specific internal stakeholders and their concerns with respect to the policy.
Originally posted in Bloomberg.
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new Report on Big Data, entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues,” to provide guidance to companies about their Big Data practices. While acknowledging the numerous issues associated with the use of Big Data, the FTC explicitly limited its focus to the commercial use of Big Data consisting of consumer information, and its impact on low-income and underserved populations.