Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 29, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 20

In this issue

1) What decision support data should be anonymous, confidential, private?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What decision support data should be anonymous, confidential, private?

by Daniel Power

Big data can mean big problems for individuals and organizations. Edward Snowden's NSA leaks demonstrate some of the problems of data privacy and security. Also, many people wrongly assume there is a right to privacy in the United States. Linder (2013) notes however that "the U. S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy." He does explore some implicit protections in the U.S. Constitution, but the framers of the U.S. Constitution did not and could not anticipate the rapidly evolving technology possibilities for collecting and analyzing data about people, their beliefs and behaviors. Organizations are collecting extensive data about individuals including customers, employees, and suppliers. More behavioral and unstructured data will be collected in the future and it will be analyzed.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

09/27/2013IBM helps Inland Northwest Health Services deliver cloud-based healthcare solution. Check release.

09/26/2013 Businesses make strategic use of Vine and Pinterest. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. SIGDSS Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD Nov. 16-19, 2013 Click here

3. Deadline December 9, 2013 Call for papers: Group Decision Making and Web 3.0, Toulouse. Click here

4. ICIS December 15-18, 2013 Click here

5. Deadline December 15, 2013. Call for papers: DSS 2.0 Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, June 2-5, 2014 Click here


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