by Lombard Odier

Is data the new oil?

In the past, Big Data was often compared to oil, because companies could get rich off their deep wells of information. But just like oil, data can be ‘spilled’, with serious consequences. Now privacy activists are turning to the early environmentalists for inspiration.

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