Adam Bender reports:
The Australian government could tap data from Google, Twitter and Facebook as it seeks to embrace big data, according to an issues paper released Friday evening.
“Private sector organisations such as Google, Twitter and Facebook hold enormous data stores on Australian citizens and people across the world, and offer access to these on commercial terms,” the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) wrote in the report.
“While needing to carefully consider the veracity of this data, it may be that agencies could consider using this data as part of big data analytics projects.”
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