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Big data and analytics are being used in the education sector to personalize student curricula, but also to screen students that are likely to succeed and "cream" those that are expected to fail. That could create policy failures.

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When it comes to helping citizens understand the impact of Internet data packet prioritization, the very name "Net Neutrality" could be its own worst enemy.

The average person isn't quite sure what the term means, and the very idea of treating all data exactly the same strikes some people as vaguely socialist. That misconception has been widely exploited by organizations that don't want anyone to tell them whether they can speed up some data packets or slow down others.

So let's change the nature of the discussion. Let's stop talking about Net Neutrality and start talking about Data Packet Prioritization Transparency (DPPT). In basic terms, DPPT comes down to this: If we know the rules that will be followed by ISPs when it comes to packet prioritization, or blocking, or filtering, the debate might just cool down. Consumers can make informed choices. But without that info, everyone who uses the Internet is left in the dark.

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