Session II: Big Data and Micro-Data Hubs
Third IMF Statistical Forum
This session explores the potential of large and often unstructured granular information ("Big Data") as well as highly detailed administrative or survey data for decision making and statistical analysis. Data access, data protection, data quality and data ownership are key issues to be considered by data providers and also much debated in the public. For example, Micro Data Hubs are repositories of micro data made available to analysts, policy makers, and researchers, while protecting the confidentiality of the (highly sensitive) micro information.