Week InReview: November 4, 2016

"The securities laws, in large part, can be understood as a set of rules about information.... In this sense, "big data" is a continuation of an old theme. In another sense, the developments in data over the last 10 to 15 years represent a wholly new phenomenon, in the same way that satellite imaging is completely different from surveying a landscape from the top of a hill. At that scale, patterns become evident that would have been impossible to piece together by considering one plot at a time." from a speech by Kara Stein SEC Commissioner "A Vision for Data at the SEC" Big Data in Finance Conference

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