I’m in a great conversation on the value of data. Major issue that is raised is anonymity — it is really hard to anonymize big data:
Anonymity might be easy for diabetes, hard for Crohn's, impossible for ALS. #SXDataNewOil #SxSW
— Miles Skorpen (@milesskorpen) March 11, 2012
Seems like one solution might be creating a new, regulated, profession, like doctors or lawyers. Not exactly the crowd-source and internet-loved solution, but I’m not sure we can trust society with utterly open information … while there clearly is enormous potential value to analyzing this information.