The German Data Protection Commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, has stressed how important it is to not only take into account, but also to proactively include data protection in the fields of Big Data and Industry 4.0. The General Data Protection Regulation should not be seen as the end of innovation, but as an incentive for the digital economy in Europe. Voßhoff expressed hope that companies will start to consider instruments of privacy compliance as providing a competitive advantage in the industry.

BfDI Press Release (in German)