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FTC Releases Big Data Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the report Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues on January 11, 2016. The report highlights the often discriminatory nature of big data analytics and seeks to provide suggestions to businesses to help them avoid such exclusions. While big data analytics prove to be a valuable resource for consumers across many fields, inaccuracies or biases could result in risks for those who are most vulnerable. The full report may be accessed here and the FTC's press release may be found here.