I agree the that anything online has a life of its own. If you wouldn't scream it from the mountain tops don't send it post it or comment it. Erasing a digital life is impossible. Another case of teacher whose digital life came back to haunt her was published today in CA, it cost her the teaching job she had. When will people learn?
HIPAA is supposed to protect the privacy of your medical information, but the sale of anonymized medical data and advances in analytics have made it possible for organizations to re-link your name to your private records.
Visual analytics tools, can enable non-statistician citizen data scientist to create models that use predictive or prescriptive analytics. These professionals can embed their business knowledge into the models they're testing, prototyping, or building.