Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert published an article titled Big Data Meets Big Brother on Privacy International’s website.

The article discusses “Big Data”, which refers to “the endless digital grains of sand we produce as we move, think and act” on the Web. Professor Deibert argues that a massive cyber industrial complex has emerged around the commercial exploitation of large volumes of information about each and every one of us. He maintains that civil society, including NGOs like Privacy International, plays a critical role in “maintaining a vigilant watch on the cyber security industrial complex” in order to preserve human rights and democracy.

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