EDPS opinion on Towards a new digital ethics
Fri 11 Sep 2015, 16:20

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.

The new EDPS Ethics Board
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 18:09

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), recently announced the formation of a new external Ethics Board that will do a deep dive into the complex ethical issues that surround the use of  personal data in the “big data” economy. The EDPS is particularly concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence and its implications for personal data protection.

Please read the press release and full opinion here.