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Personal data: The emergence of a new asset class–Opportunities for the telecommunications industry

Digital data created by and about people represents a new economic asset class that could transform the telecommunications industry.

  • February 07, 2011
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Personal data: The emergence of a new asset class–Opportunities for the telecommunications industry

Personal data—digital data created by and about people—represents a new economic "asset class", touching all aspects of society. The abundance of personal data represents untapped opportunities for economic growth and social benefit.

This report reflects a subset of the discussion with experts and stakeholders in the context of the World Economic Forum's "Rethinking Personal Data" project. For a more comprehensive overview of the results of the project, download the full report.

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