Societal apects of Big Data

Eight research projects and a transversal project investigated specific societal aspects of the deployment of big data.

The research projects studied concrete examples of the use of big data, for instance in human resources and insurance. Their outcomes stress the importance of adapting the legislation to the changing capabilities of technology, of developing guidelines related to the use of big data, of increased ethics awareness and transparency related to the use of data, and of closely following how big data impacts democracy.