The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published his opinion on meeting the challenges posed by Big Data. The EDPS suggests that some of the key concerns about Big Data include a lack of transparency on data processing, the imbalance between the organisations that hold the data and the individuals concerned, and the risk to the core data protection principles. At the same time, the EDPS has launched an open discussion on Big Data to explore how it can be used while still protecting citizens’ fundamental rights.

Opinion 7/2015 (PDF)