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Companies Must Protect Privacy In Big Data: EU Lawmakers

15 March, 2017

Companies Must Protect Privacy In Big Data: EU Lawmakers

Personal information must be de-identified to preserve privacy before companies use it in big data applications, the European Parliament said March 14.

European Union privacy regulators should issue guidance on anonymization to ensure that privacy rights aren’t harmed in big data applications, Parliament said in a nonbinding resolution. It also called for guidance on algorithms used in automated decision-making based on personal data to ensure that prohibited biases don’t leave some groups and individuals disadvantaged.

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