Too Much Information

Listen in pop-out player

Data: do we need to store so much of it? Who should control it? Should we - the individuals, the customers, the bloggers and the tweeters - have the power to say, 'Stop'? Should we be handed back control of our own information?

Mark Whittaker visits The Eisenhower Centre, a Recall data storage facility deep beneath the streets of central London.
Alan Perkins, CTO of data storage specialists Rackspace, and Ken Cukier, The Economist's data editor and co-author of the book Big Data join us in the studio.

From Bangalore Santosh Nair, owner and managing director of Analytic Edge, which examines and interprets data on behalf of big name clients worldwide.

We'll also hear from Max Wallace, owner of the Mysheriff.co.uk business directories.

(Photo credit: Recall Ltd 2014)

Release date:

Available now

55 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Feb 2014 01:06 GMT

Subscribe to the World Service Newsletter

Woman  looks at her phone, sky behind her

Open up a world of stories – straight from your inbox

Download the Podcast

Radio Cat wearing Headphones

Listen to the latest editions of the Business Matters podcast

Life in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

"God Gave Us These Loopholes"

The difficulties of working where the threat of conflict is part of everyday life