«I am worried about the existing amount of data and about how it will be used by companies, governments or third parties to make decisions about me». Nuala O'Connor is an international expert on Internet and technology policies. Today more than ever big data represents at the same time a great opportunity and a risk. In both cases it all depends on how it is used, for examples by governments, to take decisions that affect us, «Therefore we need to talk about it», says O'Connor.
Nuala O'Connor has experience in both the public and in the private sector. Sh started as a global privacy leader at General Electric, an then became Amazon's as vice president of compliance and consumer trust for data protection and privacy. She was deputy director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Commerce of the US government. Currently she is the President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).