The Use of Big Data and its Effects on the Right to Privacy: A Shari'ah Perspective

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Ahmad Badri Abdullah


The use of big data systems is expanding faster than the rules or legal infrastructures that manage them. Everyday, transnational companies like Google process more than 24,000 terabytes of data and a few largest banks in the world manage more than 75 terabytes of internal corporate data. Facebook, the parallel world with 1.2 billion users at a time who send 10 billion messages, upload 350 million pictures and 250 million videos, is another hallmark of the rise of big data.

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