PayThink Congress needs to hurry up on data protection

As big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning increasingly shape everyday lives, Congress will have some important policy choices to make, weighing how to sustain economic growth while balancing individual rights and corporate responsibility.   Suffusing this debate is the uncomfortable reality that, for all practical purposes, the world’s understanding of oneself will be more so based on a digital alter ego: a virtual persona, created and defined by data-driven analytics.