A few weeks ago I called for a Hippocratic Oath for data scientists.
Now the New York Times is calling for regulation.
We can fight regulation all we want and we will.
Customers will fight us. And they will fight us by moving to vendors that offer privacy and encryption. Where data is wholly owned by the customer.
And the customer will win. Because if we don’t act like their data is a sacred trust they will learn to distrust anything that they cannot control.
And they will control it through encryption.
And then we will have the medical industry where breakthroughs are there if only we could look at data …