Google seems to be reaching out of the internet and into every corner of the world. So what exactly does it want – and can it really be good for us?
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.