We asked our panel of strategy experts to tell us how strongly they agree with this statement:

Concern over consumer privacy will fundamentally limit businesses’ ability to use big data.

RAW RESPONSES
WEIGHTED BY CONFIDENCE

Raw Responses

Responses weighted by panelists’ level of confidence

Panelist Vote Confidence Comments Profile & Vote History
Arora, Ashish

Ashish Arora

Duke University
Disagree 7 “Business ability to use big data in meaningful ways will be limited by many other factors (e.g., org inertia)” Profile / Vote History
Cassiman, Bruno

Bruno Cassiman

University of Navarra
Agree 7 “It will depend on how this gets legally implemented as it creates some transaction costs which might affect large vs small players differently.” Profile / Vote History
Brynjolfsson, Erik

Erik Brynjolfsson

MIT
Disagree 7 “Effective privacy protections are feasible and can make consumers more willing to share data.” Profile / Vote History
Brown, Jennifer

Jennifer Brown

University of Utah
Strongly Agree 7 “Regulators will face pressure unless consumers understand how their own data create value and see how the value is shared with them. Both big hurdles.” Profile / Vote History
Agarwal, Rajshree

Rajshree Agarwal

University of Maryland
Agree 8 “Consumers differ in the value assigned to privacy, policies that ignore differences will result in fundamental limitations to business value creation.” Profile / Vote History
Busse, Meghan

Meghan Busse

Northwestern University
Did not vote Profile / Vote History
Greenstein, Shane

Shane Greenstein

Harvard University
Disagree 7 “There are few effective limits on firms selling information to each other. ” Profile / Vote History
Panelist Vote Confidence
Arora, Ashish Disagree 7

Ashish Arora

Duke University
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  • Vote

    Disagree

  • Confidence

    7

  • Comments: “Business ability to use big data in meaningful ways will be limited by many other factors (e.g., org inertia)”

Cassiman, Bruno Agree 7

Bruno Cassiman

University of Navarra
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  • Vote

    Agree

  • Confidence

    7

  • Comments: “It will depend on how this gets legally implemented as it creates some transaction costs which might affect large vs small players differently.”

Brynjolfsson, Erik Disagree 7

Erik Brynjolfsson

MIT
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  • Vote

    Disagree

  • Confidence

    7

  • Comments: “Effective privacy protections are feasible and can make consumers more willing to share data.”

Brown, Jennifer Strongly Agree 7

Jennifer Brown

University of Utah
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  • Vote

    Strongly Agree

  • Confidence

    7

  • Comments: “Regulators will face pressure unless consumers understand how their own data create value and see how the value is shared with them. Both big hurdles.”

Agarwal, Rajshree Agree 8

Rajshree Agarwal

University of Maryland
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  • Vote

    Agree

  • Confidence

    8

  • Comments: “Consumers differ in the value assigned to privacy, policies that ignore differences will result in fundamental limitations to business value creation.”

Busse, Meghan Did not vote

Meghan Busse

Northwestern University
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  • Vote

    Did not vote

  • Confidence

Greenstein, Shane Disagree 7

Shane Greenstein

Harvard University
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  • Vote

    Disagree

  • Confidence

    7

  • Comments: “There are few effective limits on firms selling information to each other. ”