EU Privacy Reform Won't Stifle Big Data Use, Official Says

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A European Union official on Thursday backed companies' use of vast amounts of consumer data and pledged funding to support these efforts, saying the commission's recent proposal to strengthen the bloc's data protection laws would not hamper the ability to compile and analyze large data sets.

During a speech at a conference in Brussels, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes touted the economic and social benefits of the public and private sector’s aggregation and analysis of large interconnected databases, which is commonly referred to as “big data.”...
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