The Big Data Revolution and Its Impact on the Law: Introduction

01 Jun 2019

Introduction to Penn State Law Review's Symposium on Big Data. This article disucsses the impact of "Big Data," defined as "the collection of large amounts of data or information and the ability to analyze it in a meaningful way," on different people. Big Data's influence on people's behavior, insurers, social media and information sharing raise significant issues regarding privacy and people's rights to their own data. The debate on this issue is ongoing, and its importance is further heightened with the rise of Big Data.