The value of big data

There is great excitement about big data and machine learning, and the range of uses they can support to offer improvements in our daily lives. However, this excitement is tempered by nervousness about exactly how the data will be used and how much power will be wielded by organisations that gather masses of personal data.

Telecoms operators and large internet players both rely heavily on data, but in quite different ways. In this note, we analyse the differences and discuss the potential impact of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR)1 on these companies.

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