Suzanne Rivera, vice president for research and technology management, recently co-wrote an op-ed for Crain’s Cleveland Business about how data aggregated from “smart” devices can be used responsibly.
She authored the piece with Nicholas Zingale, Cleveland State University’s Internet of Things Collaborative public sector liaison and director of the master of public administration program.
Rivera and Zingale explained how the Internet of Things Collaborative between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University—and funded with a grant by the Cleveland Foundation—can support the region’s strengths in health care, manufacturing and energy by tapping into the information ecosystem.
They went on to explain how, in light of recent news on how Cambridge Analytica accessed millions of Facebook users’ data, many people are growing concerned with how their information is being used.
With those fears in mind, Rivera and Zingale reflected on the good that can come from using data, but also the need for a responsible and altruistic approach to data security.