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Report on Big Data and Security Policies

Big Data analytics in national security, law enforcement and the fight against fraud can reap great benefits for states, citizens, and society but require extra safeguards to protect citizens’ fundamental rights. This requires a crucial shift from regulating Big Data collection to regulating the phases of analysis and use.

This requires a crucial shift from regulating Big Data collection to regulating the phases of analysis and use.

The above is taken from a new report by The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy and is authored by prof Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Tilburg Law School) amongst others. Moreover, the report states that in order to benefit from the use of Big Data analytics in the field of security, a framework needs to be developed that adds new layers of protection for fundamental rights and safeguards against erroneous use. Additional regulation is needed at the levels of analysis and use, and the oversight regime is in need of strengthening.

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