Main Question or Discussion Point
What do you think the future of data science would be, given the increasing privacy concern of collecting and sharing users data?
Privacy concerns about collecting and sharing users data is one parameter of the impact and implications of the job done through data science and also for determining its future. It is an extremely important one but it can by no means be totally controlled by data science itself. Data are stored and transferred in huge amounts over the Internet, so there is a multitude of potential risks based on some sort of malicious behavior that lie outside data science itself. Then, there is the human factor inside data science and whatever this (potentially) implies. On top of that, the term "data science" is not only somewhat vague by itself regarding what exactly encompasses but it also has become fashionable, so outside academia and research i.e. at business level, has taken various forms that do not absolutely meet the purposes of data science at best. So, in my opinion, there cannot be some very fast and drastic way to control and solve the issues of privacy. Targeted laws and regulations can diminish the risks for privacy but the problem is quite complicated and it may take a long time to exhibit some important results.What do you think the future of data science would be, given the increasing privacy concern of collecting and sharing users data?
The stories that you see on the news only scratch the surface of what's been going on for years and the value of that data exceeds undefined 'privacy' concerns.What do you mean? Are people no longer entitled to have privacy in their lives, or it is because of the lack of legislations to control the collection and use of data by corporations?