With more and more information about us available electronically and online, the latest episode of the LSE iQ podcast asks, ‘Is big data good for our health?’
Advances in bio-medical technologies, along with electronic health records and the information we generate through our mobile phones, smartwatches or Fitbits, our social media posts and search engine queries, mean that there is a torrent of information about our bodies, our health and our diseases out there.