European Data Protection Digest

Kroes: Sectors Must Work Together

BIG DATA—EU

November 14, 2013

During a speech this week in Lithuania, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke of the need for the public and private sector to work together “if Europe is to benefit fully from Big Data,” Research reports. “Put the data together, and the value of the whole is far more than the sum of its parts,” Kroes said, adding, “A European public-private partnership in Big Data could unite all the players who matter.” Kroes also said the EU needs “firm and modern data protection rules that safeguard this fundamental right … And we need digital tools to help people take control of their data, so that they know they can be confident to trust this technology.”
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