Big Data Innovation, Issue 10

Where we look at how data law is evolving in the face of increased demand for volume and quality


Welcome to this issue of Big Data Innovation.

We are seeing data changing every aspect of our lives, from the ways that we interact with companies through to how we drive our cars. One of the areas that has been the most contentious has been in data privacy and the laws surrounding it.

This issue is dedicated to discussing new elements of law in relation to Data and the use of data across the globe.

We look at how open data is becoming an increasingly important part of the ways in which governments maintain the mandate to rule. Obama’s recent signing of the ‘Open Data Policy’ means that thanks to the use of data in a universal format, government departments will be more responsible to taxpayers than ever before.

America’s Fourth Amendment is also discussed in relation to data and how there could be a conflict of interest. Simon Barton looks into this and what the effects could be.

One of the biggest decisions in Big Data occurred in Spain where the ‘right to be forgotten’ was upheld against Google, meaning that data sources can legally become inaccurate. Is it even possible to implement this, even at a company the size of Google?

We also hear from Eduardo Ustaran, Partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse, about the complexities of creating new policy around data law.

In addition to these, David White, CEO & Founder at the multi-award winning, talks finding data and how companies need to learn how to create full data sets rather than just relying on internal data sources.

Phil Rist also looks at the art of Big Data and how companies should be utilising it in more effective ways.

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