“We are developing new types of technology allowing us to do things with data that we did not dream about 10 years ago, five years ago, even two years ago.
“We have more and more data flowing through than we can start to use.
“But just because we have all the data and just because we have the technology, should we be doing things with it?”
Dame Diane Robertson, chair of the Data Futures Partnership, lays out this challenge facing organisations that are collecting and holding greater volumes of data.
Robertson, who spoke on ‘Trusted and Ethical Data Use’ at the recent SAS Users of New Zealand (SUNZ) conference in Wellington (external link) , adds this question to the mix: “What are the things we shouldn’t be doing with it?”
The Data Futures Partnership is an independent group that was created in 2015 by the government to develop innovative solutions to data-use issues.
Read more here. (external link)