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‘Big data’ work keeps hackers out in the cold

Stephen Pritchard

Financial Times

12 November 2013


PA Consulting Group’s Peter Lumley, business intelligence expert, is quoted in an article in the Financial Times Business of Consulting special report. The article looks at how big data has been big business for consulting firms over the past few years but it can also come with risks to both clients and the consultancies working on the projects.

At the heart of big data are the various data sets that can be combined, but with the consolidation of this data, numerous privacy issues can arise. Peter warns: “You can unwittingly make data personal, when you think they are not, with details of individuals. Once you start to work with data you can work out where people live or their names. That is one of the greatest issues around big data.”

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