onsdag 28 september 2016

Big data: MEPs look at risks and opportunities

During the civil liberties committee meeting on 26 September, Gomes, a Portuguese member of the S&D group, said: “Thriving data-driven economy represents an opportunity for growth and employment, including by enabling new business models and services and improved productivity."

However, Gomes stressed that big data can also pose significant risks and challenges, particularly as regards fundamental rights, including privacy and data protection: “Some people actually pretend big data is just about statistics based on huge databases. But this is not traditional statistics because at the basis of these databases are individual data that need protection.”

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