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November 22 2016

Use of Big Data Has Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity

The use of Big Data to make hiring and other employment decisions will continue to grow in its use and scope. At a recent meeting, however, Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic stressed the importance of how laws may affect the technology-driven workplace. A professor at Stanford Graduate School believes in the benefits of Big Data, but said it is imperative to consider safeguards, demographic and sensitive health or genetic information that could pose risks against antidiscrimination acts.