What are the potential, challenges and statistical implications of
big data? Big data are part of a paradigm shift that is significantly
transforming how we use, analyze and think about data. Users and
compilers of statistics are experimenting with big data from social
networks, business systems and the Internet of Things to fill data
gaps, receive timelier information or complement existing statistics.
While there are great opportunities that come with big data, there are
also great challenges such as data access, data quality and the
development of skills and technology. So how do we move forward?