FTC highlights unethical big data usage; IT pros share regrets and resolutions

We’ve officially entered the era of big data, but it might not be to the benefit of all, according to a recent 50-page Federal Trade Commission report. The report touches on the benefits of big data, but also on the concerns of harmful, unethical practices that can impact a range of consumers. In this week’s Searchlight, Brenda Sharton, head of law firm Goodwin Procter LLP’s business litigation group, discusses the issue and gives advice for how companies can minimize errors. Plus: Uber wants to make your rides more entertaining and Google cars are not yet ready for the road.

In today’s digital enterprise, CEOs are focusing more of their efforts on technology than ever before. That’s why their relationship with CIOs is becoming vital. In this two-part story, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski talks about how digital business is disrupting the CIO-CEO relationship and lays out four ways to make sure those relationships are successful.

It’s nearly impossible not to have some regrets when looking back on 2015. In this #CIOChat recap, SearchCIO followers share their biggest IT regrets from 2015. Also, they reveal some of their top resolutions for 2016. See how yours compare.

At the recent SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit, Nigel Travis, CEO at Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., gave four interesting leadership tips. This TotalCIO blog post lays them out.

According to SearchCompliance expert Jeffrey Ritter, embracing three new data classifications could prove vital to your organization’s governance and security in 2016. Ritter explains the new classifications and how to best take advantage of them in this SearchCompliance tip.

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