EU's Big-Data Blitz Meets Regulation Roadblock

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 9:35 PM ET) -- A European Union official recently urged companies and other entities to capitalize on the growing "big data" business already underway in the U.S. and other countries, but experts warn that the proposal faces a potentially insurmountable hurdle in the bloc's plan to tighten its data protection and security rules.

In a Nov. 7 speech in Lithuania, European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes lamented the bloc's slow adoption of methods to synthesize large volumes of data and pushed public and private-sector entities to step up their efforts...
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