Many people fear that excessive exposure of our privacy can put us in danger!
Big data can breach your privacy and might possibly put your life in danger! Google Map® can know where you went all day, if your data went to a bad person’s hand, you will be “in danger”! Nevertheless, big data can also make our lives more convenient, as we use it to do everyday tasks. This is important, as this means that we constantly give out our personal information to databases, which might save our life one day. However, this is also risky, because if a company sells the data that you give them, you could never retrieve it back. This essay is going to argue that we can give some of our privacy to companies, but not a lot.
Many companies may sell our data because they want to make money off that, and no one is checking if they sell your data. When you give your data to companies, you can’t take it back. According to “The Power of Privacy” The Guardian, it said that companies might have an afterthought, which is selling your privacy, that means when they told you that they wouldn’t sell your data, but later they want to sell it anyway. Also, from that video, it says that if they have a name for you and it goes to bad people’s hand, they can get all your information just in a coup of hours. That explains many hackers can get your information easily. So, don’t give them your privacy if you don’t know the company.
But on the other hand, giving your data to a health company can also save your life. The video “Big Data| Privacy International” by Privacy International says that if you give your personal information to Health Sector Global Development (HSGD), they will know information about you, and that means in case of an emergency, they will know how to help you. IBM Big Data& Analytics Hub by IBM said that 80% of health data from people come from “Health” apps and is stored in hundreds of forms. This means that if you have a Health app on your phone and you complete your personal information form then they will know more about you when you need help. Giving your basic information is not bad, it might help you instead.
Also, did you know that big data could make our lives more convenient? For example, customer connection. This feature allows you to buy things when you want to. “5 Surprising Ways Data can be Used” by John Rampton, said that nowadays many apps can let you contact your seller. This means that you will know more about this commodity when you want to but it. Also, from “5 Surprising ways, data can be used”, another example is patient care. Your doctor might access a database of EKGs to match your patient’s abnormality with others to see what treatment was most effective in the similar case. This means that you will get the best treatment solution and let you be better. Big data can really make our community be more convenient when you use it in your life.
In conclusion, big data has both its strengths and weaknesses with using people’s personal data, as it does make your life more convenient. However, as stated above, it also can become dangerous as you give away your privacy and personal data, but if you want more convenient, then you must give some of your privacy to the companies. Considering all the arguments, it can be concluded that big data does have its advantages but not without the risk of endangering your privacy and safety.