European Data Protection Digest

Albrecht Proposal Puts Big Data at Risk

BIG DATA—EU

February 7, 2013

The ability of businesses to analyse large data sets is increasingly vital to economic growth the world over, writes Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, for Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Privacy and Information Law Blog. In Rapporteur Jan Philipp Albrecht’s response to the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation, Albrecht prohibits profiling, and defines it as “any form of automated processing….” Ustaran says this is such a broad definition, it would make most analysis and collection of data and large data sets illegal.
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