Day in and day out, we create masses of data. Analyzing those data footprints can help governments make our lives safer and our cities greener. But it can also give rise to surveillance on an unprecedented scale — and a world in which everyone is a suspect, civil liberties advocates warn. They have good reasons to be worried, as the story of S.Q. Masood from Hyderabad in India illustrates.
In this episode of Techtopia, DW’s Chief Technology Correspondent Janosch Delcker investigates how governments can use big data for good — and at what point data-based governance becomes intrusive and needs to be stopped.
0:38 What to expect
1:10 The India case, part 1
2:24 What is the power of big data?
3:38 The India case, part 2
6:08 How “smart cities” can use big data for good
9:00 How machine learning takes surveillance to the next level
10:14 Is this only about China?
10:47 The India case, part 3
11:27 Poster child Estonia
12:28 Can data protection law help?
14:35 The India case, part 4
17:45 Why combining databases is problematic
18:26 The India case, part 5
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