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Data in Our Lives

Modern technology gives us the ability to generate large amounts of data in ways that were not previously possible. Simultaneously, we now possess the computing power to organize and search this data efficiently.

Many fields are embracing this abundance of data to answer questions about ourselves and our society. However, there are also legitimate and growing concerns related to the inappropriate use of data. The collection of data has numerous privacy, legal, and ethical concerns. Data can also be misused, misunderstood, or badly analyzed, leading to incorrect conclusions.

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