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World Economic Forum

Personal data: The emergence of a new asset class

Personal data could become an asset class, but government and industry leaders must first address fears about misuse.

  • February 07, 2011
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Personal data: The emergence of a new asset class

The mountain of personal data about each of us is growing larger—and more valuable—every day. Indeed, personal data will soon emerge as a new asset class, but only if new legal, cultural, technological and economic infrastructures also arise to address concerns over potential misuse.

Bain & Company collaborated with the World Economic Forum to develop a guiding set of global principles to help in the evolution of a balanced personal data ecosystem.

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