Big Data & Issues & Opportunities [article]

Van Asbroeck Benoit, Debussche Julien, Cesar Jasmien, De Moortel Isis, Mortier Simon
2020 Zenodo  
Over the course of 17 articles, the Bird & Bird Team has presented a summary of the findings from their research conducted in the LeMO Project concerning legal, ethical and social challenges and opportunities pertaining to big data. Where relevant, the articles have been illustrated with examples from the transport sector, which is the focus of the LeMO Project. Through the numerous questions raised and addressed throughout the series, various legal, ethical and social issues and opportunities
more » ... ere identified in relation to big data. Below you will find a succinct summary of the various topics covered by each article. Through the numerous questions raised and addressed throughout the series, various legal, ethical and social issues and opportunities were identified in relation to big data. The table below offers a succinct summary of the various topics covered by each article. General overview: In addition to introducing the series, this article provides some background information with respect to big data in the transport sector, useful to bear in mind while reading the other articles. Privacy and data protection: The second article focuses on some of the key privacy and data protection aspects in a big data context, showing how certain principles and requirements can be difficult to fit with some of the main characteristics of big data analytics. The article demonstrates that finding a balance between the various interests at stake is of paramount importance. In light hereof, it is essential to keep in mind that the right to the protection of personal data is not an absolute right, but must be considered in relation to its function in society and be balanced against other fundamental rights, in accordance with the principle of proportionality. Any guidance or administrative/judicial decision should carefully take into account all interests at stake as failing to do so would necessarily impede the development of disruptive technologies and prohibit the emergence of a true da [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4139824 fatcat:7tbrme7kd5fsrksqdbrkahufua