European Data Protection Digest

On Leveraging Big Data While Complying with Law

DATA PROTECTION—EU

February 21, 2014

The Big Data Project (BDP), an Open University study, is looking into how organizations can leverage Big Data while complying with EU data protection principles. In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Sara Degli Esposti, a research fellow at the Open University Business School, discusses the study, asking, “What kind of legislation do we need to create that positive system of incentive for organizations to innovate in the privacy field?” The BDP “represents a chance for you to contribute,” she writes, “and learn about, the debate on the reform of the EU Data Protection Directive.” The BDP is open to employees concerned with data management or use “from all types of organizations … with interests in Europe.”
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