Category: Big Data

Contribution to ABLI Compendium on Regulation of Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia

The Asian Business Law Institute, based in Singapore published a compendium on “Regulation of cross-border transfer of personal data in Asia”. This was part of an exercise to explore legal convergence around issues such as data protection, enforcement of foreign judgments and principle of restructuring in Asia. The compendium contains 14 detailed reports written by […]

Benefits, Harms, Rights and Regulation: A Survey of Literature on Big Data

This report was authored by me, Vanya Rakesh, Vidushi Marda and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu. It was edited by Sunil Abraham, Elonnai Hickok and  Leilah Elmokadem, and originally published on the Internet Governance blog of the Centre for Internet and Society’s website. In 2011, it was estimated that the quantity of data produced globally surpassed 1.8 zettabyte.By 2013 […]

What is big data?

Big data has been ascribed a number of definitions and characteristics. Any study of big data must begin with first conceptualizing defining what big data is. Over the past few years, this term has been become a buzzword, used to refer to any number of characteristics of a dataset ranging from size to rate of […]

New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms

This article was originally published on the Internet Governance blog of the Centre for Internet and Society’s website. Everything which bars freedom and fullness of communication sets up barriers that divide human beings into sets and cliques, into antagonistic sects and factions, and thereby undermines the democratic way of life. —John Dewey  Eli Pariser, in his […]