Task Force 5: Legal and Policy

Objectives: Create an Interface between research/technology and policy matters;
to create a win-win situation it is crucial to further exploit and provide solutions to demonstrate how privacy and responsibility can be advanced in this new age of Big Data analytics.

The key focus of this group should be to bridge the technology angle with a policy perspective. While the importance of big data as a growth engine is understood and nobody doubts that it can create great progress and fundamental changes in the economic, political and societal landscape the impact of data protection rules is underestimated. We believe that it is possible to strike the right balance between innovation and protecting the individual. One doesn’t need to be sacrificed for the other.
However, in order to create a win-win situation it is crucial to further exploit and provide solutions to demonstrate how privacy and responsibility can be advanced in this new age of Big Data analytics. It seems in the current set up there is no exchange between the business/technology sides of the equation driving the potential of big data, researchers who understand which privacy enhancing technologies can apply and policy makers who are negotiating the revision of existing data protection rules in Europe. Given the expertise stemming from the BDVA we believe we are ideally placed to bridge that gap.

Contact

TF Lead: Corinna Schulze (SAP)
Contact: corinna.schulze@sap.com

Outputs

TF Outputs will be reported here as they materialise.