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EU DPAs stress consent requirement for Big Data initiatives

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12/04/2013 by:

The EU Member States' Data Protection Commissioners say that individuals’ consent is almost always needed for using personal data for Big Data operations, for example, detecting trends or individuals’ behaviour and attitudes. Consent should be fre...

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Invitation to take part in the ‘Big Data Protection’ Study

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10/02/2014 by:

The Big Data Protection Research Project, sponsored by the Open University Business School, investigates how organisations can leverage big data while respecting individuals' privacy rights.  Responses are sought by 28 February 2014. The project...

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DPAs meet in Mauritius: Big Data, surveillance burning issues

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16/10/2014 by:

The 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, taking place in Mauritius this week, discussed yesterday the role of Big Data in society and the threat of surveillance systems. Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the...

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Some Mauritius Conference last day highlights

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17/10/2014 by:

Ethics, Fundamental Rights and Big Data was discussed yesterday at the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Some highlights: What is the motivation behind the risk? There is an analogy between chemistry and b...

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MPs scrutinise Big Data

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18/09/2015 by:

Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee is currently conducting an inquiry that examines the opportunities and risks of 'Big Data'. The inquiry, which sought written submissions by 3 September, looks at ‘whether the government is doing enoug...

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