Big Data – The Advantages and Disadvantages of Data Sharing Megan Cox August 10, 2022

Big Data – The Advantages and Disadvantages of Data Sharing


Why is Data Sharing Relevant?

Data sharing opens a whole new world for researchers and scientists as it encourages individuals to communicate and collaborate in a more proficient matter, sharing information in which they collect and find whether it be current or new.

The Risk of Sharing Data

Sharing data and valuable information raises a multitude of risk factors for individuals and organizations. Some of the most common risks that occur are accidental sharing, employee data theft, ransomware, too much data access and more.

How to Protect Your Data

  • Data Encryption.
  • Data Backup to The Cloud.
  • Password Protection.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) .
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software.


Data sharing is extremely beneficial to both researchers and scientists. Allowing more communication and collaboration on new information only moves us forward one step. Although the ability to share information is extremely useful and beneficial, we must learn and continue to take various precautions moving forward to protect the information and data that we share and store, or we will put ourselves at risk.

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Data Sharing

  • Verification/Advancement of Knowledge
  •  Reduces Cost and Time of Research
  • Clinical Improvement

Three V of Big Data

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