European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

Opinion 7/2015 – Meeting the challenges of big data. A call for transparency, user control, data protection by design and accountability

On 19 November 2015 the European Data Protection Supervisor issued Opinion 7/2015 entitled “Meeting the challenges of big data”. It deals with how big data can bring benefits and represent opportunities for the society as a whole if companies comply with data protection laws and find innovative ways to do so. The opinion outlines the strategy of the European Data Protection Supervisor to reach that goal, also in light of the ongoing data protection reform.