We’re producing more data than ever before, and the world of health care may be the source of the largest data explosion.Access to data has the potential to allow for major advancements in the treatment and prevention of disease, and there is a clamor in the private sector for more access to gove

They say knowledge is power. But as former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan once added, “Information is liberating.” The talk about big data and open data is ultimately a debate over social power and individual liberty. Nowhere was this debate more evident than at Google recently.

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