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These days, the ratio of computer ownership is virtually one to one—everyone has some form of personal computing device. By 2020, the new information generated per second for every human being will approximately amount to 1.7 megabytes and the accumulated volume of big data will increase from 4.4 zettabytes to roughly 44 zettabytes

It is within this context of growth, complexity and prosperity that we are now seeing the development of a global dialogue on how exactly this immensely high volume of data gets used and by whom. As with any value proposition, success attracts predators. The nature of interconnected datasets leave room for misuse and abuse.

In our second segment examining Canada’s data framework, we explore how many nations are reacting to the use and abuse of personal information through privacy legislation.

Click here to read the full report.

This is the second of a three-part series, stay tuned in the coming weeks for the third installment.

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