Coming to terms with change
Two recent books on social media and big data have a lot of important and relevant things to say about governance and IT revolution
By S Narendra
THIS is a must read for legal professionals, IT policy makers, management experts and policy think-tanks to help them gear up the Indian political system to the reality of big data, to its economic value and the potential for its misuse by governments and private firms. As the authors warn, big data is changing the notion of justice and human freedom to act.
Bird flu and swine flu created a pandemic in 2009 and health authorities and researchers desperately wanted to map and isolate the affected areas and people for effective targeting the treatment and control measures in the most vulnerable geographies. Google search came to their assistance by predicting the spread of winter flu…..