Big Data: I Rischi della Concentrazione del Potere Informativo Digitale e Gli Strumenti di Controllo (Big Data: The Risks of the Concentration of Power Over Information and the Possible Remedies)
Polytechnic University of Turin - Department of Production Systems and Business Economics (DISPEA); Nexa Center for Internet & Society
December 22, 2011
Diritto dell'Informazione e dell'Informatica, p. 135, 2012 (Giuffrè Editore)
The paper is focused on the increasing amount of data collected by governments and big private companies. The author considers the strategic and economically relevant value of this information and the informational power held by only a few subjects. From this perspective the article suggests the adoption of adequate measures to control those who have this power, in order to limit possible abuse and illegitimate advantages, and, at the same time, to increase access to information, in order to spread informational power.
Note: Downloadable document is in Italian.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: big data, information age, informational power, data collection
JEL Classification: K1, K10Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 27, 2012
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