FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop #00039

Submission Number:
00039
Commenter:
Marcus Wigan
Organization:
Oxford Systematics
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop
Matter Number:

P145406

One of the areas that have not been qualified is the analog of the Bruntland report's 'State of the [environmental] commons'. The Private Data Commons is the conceptual space within which people must now struggle to exist [www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXoQhrrGzg], and is being eaten up like the environmental commons as it is not valued [http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/06/mco2013060046-abs.html]. There is also a major issue in information asymmetries for vulnerable parties which is being ignored by the faith based organisations in society, and needs to be brought to account in any consideration o f 'big data' and its impacts. This is discussed as the epilog of a major recent work on Uberveillance [http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/uberveillance-and-faith-based-organiza....