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CNET at SXSW: Data privacy and you (live blog Sun. 3 pm PT)

We're hosting a panel to discuss the good and the bad about all the consumer data that companies are using. Come join in at 5 p.m. CT (that's Texas time).

CNET's Molly Wood

The uproar about privacy is only getting louder as companies of all sizes are doing more and more with all the data we all produce--not just on social networks, but via our cell phones and even our cars.

Your data is not only fueling companies like Google and Facebook but also an entire wave of startups. The question is at what cost?

Catch our live blog Sunday 3 p.m. PT/5 p.m. CT

Big Data: Privacy threat or business model?

Whether it's iOS apps like Path grabbing address books data without user permission, or Google changing default privacy settings in browsers or the firestorm that erupted after Google announced privacy policy changes, users--all of us--are often caught by surprise.

CNET has put together a panel at South by Southwest to debate all this. It will be moderated by CNET Executive Editor Molly Wood, with CNET's Declan McCullagh as one of the panelists. The panel--Big Data: Privacy Threat or Business Model?--is taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. PT and we'll be blogging it live.

It's a big issue, and one that affects all of us and the economy at large. So please tune in and participate:

Live blog Sunday 3 p.m. PT/5 p.m. CT

Big Data: Privacy threat or business model?

And for complete coverage of South by Southwest, check back frequently at "What's up at SXSW 2012."