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Jamie Skipworth

Technology Generalist | Software & Data

Data is the new plutonium

It used to be said that data was “the new oil”, and those who had it had the ability to mine rich seams for insights. In recent times with all the hacks, leaks and shady dealings it seems it’s less like oil and more like “the new plutonium”, and should also be considered a liability.

Whilst it provides you with the means to achieve great things, it also has the potential to blow up in your face. If you don’t treat it with respect it deserves it can destroy you.

With great data comes great responsibility (and risk).

Relevant essay by Bruce Schneider.