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WRR-Policy Brief on use of Big Data in the security domain

The use of Big Data in the field of security requires new frameworks. That is argued by the WRR in its policy brief Big Data and Security Policies: Serving Security, Protecting Freedom. This English-language publication, which is based on the WRR Report ‘Big Data in a Free and Secure Society’ (Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving), is available online from today.

New frameworks

Big Data analytics in national security, law enforcement and the fight against fraud can reap great benefits for states, citizens and society but require extra safeguards to protect citizens’ fundamental rights. This requires new frameworks: a crucial shift is necessary from regulating the phase of the collection of data to regulating the phases of data analysis and use. This is the main argument put forward by the WRR in this policy brief.

Free and secure society

WRR-Policy Brief 6 Big Data and Security Policies: Serving Security, Protecting Freedom was written by Dennis Broeders, Erik Schrijvers and Ernst Hirsch Ballin. It is based on WRR Report 95 Big Data in a Free and Secure Society(Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving), which was presented to the Dutch Minister of Security and Justice, Ard van der Steur, on 28 April 2016.