Bulletin January 2018 (Vol. 19 No. 2)

Big data offers tremendous opportunities for expanding knowledge and the ways we gather and use it, with benefits to health, learning and all sorts of human pursuits. However, there are also risks to privacy and governance by making so much personal information openly available. Research at HKU offers examples of both the potential and pitfalls of big data. The Mixed Blessings of Big Data Cover Story 01 | 02 The University of Hong Kong Bulletin | January 2018