My inquiry question was, “Should there be a restriction on how much data technology companies are allowed to collect on you?” The article that I read and annotated in response to this question outlined some of the dangers of big data. Due to big data, information about every aspect of our personal lives is documented online. Furthermore, there are no restrictions on how much information is collected on humans, “While some states, including California and Vermont, have recently moved to put more restrictions on data brokers, they remain largely unregulated.”
However, in the article, Many Benefits of Big Data Analytics for Your Company, the author explored the benefits of big data for businesses. Some of these include real time forecasting and monitoring of of occasions that may affect a companies performance and customization of products to clients. In addition to these benefits, big data is reliable. All of the information that is collected is all one hundred percent true and allows for computers to come up with very reliable estimates. This article helped me answer my original question on big data. Reading statistics about the sheer amount of data that companies have on regular humans was scary. There absolutely should be a restriction on big data for our protection.