Data breaches are an unfortunate consequence of the application of technology in the modern world.
Prescriptive, predictive, and descriptive analytics have transformed the value of a person into the sum of the data accumulated through our living, working, and spending decisions.
Analysts spend their time filtering, averaging, analyzing, and parsing the data at their disposal.
Predictive analytics use existing statistical models to explore a statistical future.
All of this is done to generate valuable information that can be used, and that can be sold, to generate revenue for someone other than the person whose information has been captured.
Information stored in data banks is often protected by some form of security, but each of these data banks is subject to breach, whether due to human error or criminal aggression.