In a new report issued today, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sets out how data protection rules apply to the use of big data. The main message of the report is that working with big data must be done within the same rules as any other data meaning that the obligations on data controllers and processors are the same.

The ICO maintains that current UK and EU data protection rules are adequate for big data and can accommodate innovative uses of such data. It emphasising that transparency about how personal data is being used remains crucial and gives specific guidance.

The full report “Big Data and Data Protection is available here.


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