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New FTC Report Highlights Ubiquity of Big Data and Contrasts Negative Impact Versus Substantial Benefits of Big Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report on big data that, while focusing primarily on how big data affects underserved populations, illustrates big data’s connection to every industry and practice and recognizes its massive potential benefits to businesses and consumers.

Background
Several months ago, the FTC held a public workshop, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Now, it has issued a report, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues, that looked at how big data is used after being collected and analyzed.

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