|aData for the people :|bhow to make our post-privacy economy work for you /|cAndreas Weigend.
|aNew York :|bBasic Books,|c2017.
|axii, 299 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPrologue: When everything is recorded -- Introduction: The social data revolution -- Becoming data literate: essential tools for the digital citizen -- Character and characteristics: the stand-off between digital privacy and digital honesty -- Connections and conversations: identity and reputation in the social graph-- Context and conditions: making sense of the sensorization of society -- Seeing the controls: transparency for the people -- Taking the control(s): agency for the people -- Rights into realities: applying the power of transparency and agency -- Epilogue: Into the sunlight.
|a"Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or even just turn on a light, we create data that businesses collect and use to make decisions about us. In many ways this has improved our lives, yet, we as individuals do not benefit from this wealth of data as much as we could. Moreover, whether it is a bank evaluating our credit worthiness, an insurance company determining our risk level, or a potential employer deciding whether we get a job, it is likely that this data will be used against us rather than for us. In Data for the People, Andreas Weigend draws on his years as a consultant for commerce, education, healthcare, travel and finance companies to outline how Big Data can work better for all of us. As of today, how much we benefit from Big Data depends on how closely the interests of big companies align with our own. Too often, outdated standards of control and privacy force us into unfair contracts with data companies, but it doesn't have to be this way. Weigend makes a powerful argument that we need to take control of how our data is used to actually make it work for us. Only then can we the people get back more from Big Data than we give it. Big Data is here to stay. Now is the time to find out how we can be empowered by it." -- Publisher's description
A longtime chief scientist at Amazon identifies the ubiquitous nature of big data in today’s world, outlining six basic data rights that demonstrate how effectively understood and strategically applied data can make corporations and individuals more profitable. 25,000 first printing.