FARM LIFE NEWS
Farm Bureau Wary of Big Data
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 09:17 AM CST

By Chris Clayton

DTN Ag Policy Editor

SAN ANTONIO (DTN) -- American Farm Bureau members are concerned about the drive in private industry for "Big Data" and what such data aggregation efforts mean for personal information.

Delegates to the group's annual convention adopted new policy this week, stating that such information should remain property of the farmer and warrants protection. Members believe companies have an obligation to fully disclose how they use data, compensate farmers when information is shared with third parties and prevent such information from being subject to federal Freedom of Information Act requests. Also, farmers should have ...

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