The use of data is expanding at a rapid pace. Today a smartphone can process more data than what was used in the Apollo spacecraft that landed on the moon. The Data Revolution creates many concerns about issues like privacy and security but it also poses many new opportunities to improve society by enhancing public and personal security, expanding financial inclusion, promoting economic development, bolstering public health and fostering innovation through tools like Artificial Intelligence to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Data for Good: Promoting Safety, Health, and Inclusion highlights how the use and sharing of data is leading to societal benefits in these areas and that public policymakers must consider these benefits when deliberating about issues such as privacy, security, and data analytics policy. A well-thought national standard for privacy and security is vital to promoting cutting-edge life-saving and life-improving technology.