EDPS opinion on Towards a new digital ethics

The European Data Protection Supervisor published an opinion highlighting some of the major technology trends which may involve unacceptable processing of  personal information or may interfere with the right to privacy. It outlines a four-tier ‘big data protection ecosystem’ to respond to the digital challenge. The EDPS has also announced the establishment of an external Ethics Board, that will help to better assess the ethical implications of how personal information is defined and used in the big data and artificial intelligence driven world.

The Opinion follows on from the previous Opinion on the General Data Protection Regulation which aimed to assist the main institutions of the EU in reaching the right  consensus on workable, future-oriented set of rules which enable and promote the rights and freedoms of the individual.

Links to the Opinion and press release.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: IoT, digital challenges, technology trends, fundamental rights, GDPR, ethics, new technologies, big data, EDPS, EU, data protection, Internet, privacy

Posted on Friday 11 September 2015

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