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Warning for big data over EU Data Protection Directive


"The forthcoming EU Data Protection Directive will drastically ratchet up the regulation of private data throughout Europe, with laws more tightly harmonised across the continent and even the possibility that they might be applied on an extra-territorial basis.

The proposed Directive will also have an impact along the supply chain. In the process, the ‘data minimisation principle’ will effectively rule out the use of big data analytics by organisations operating in the European Union, while fines of up to €100 million or 5% of global turnover will also add sharp teeth to the regulations.

That is the warning of Andrew Dyson, a partner at law firm DLA Piper and a specialist in data protection law, speaking at Computing's IT Leaders' Summit in London last week.

The last EU Data Protection Directive dates back almost 20 years, to 1995, said Dyson, when the internet was still largely dial-up and pre-dating the popularity of social media and the development of cloud computing and big data analytics.”


NCC Weekly News Update 15 December 2014



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