Exploring the Boundaries of Big Data

Bart van der Sloot, Dennis Broeders & Erik Schrijvers (eds.)

The Big Data phenomenon has a major impact on the world in which we live. A positive impact because Big Data encourages efficiency, rights, service provision and security. A negative impact because Big Data can result in discrimination and the violation of privacy. By means of the compilation Exploring the Boundaries of Big Data (WRR Investigations no. 31, 2016), the WRR wishes to contribute to a framework that encourages the use of Big Data and prevents its negative impact.

Exploring the boundaries of Big Data

As the precise nature and definition of Big Data are still unclear, the authors explore the boundaries without touching on the core of this new phenomenon. They help us understand the relationship of Big Data to aspects such as cryptology, profiling, privacy and data protection and outline the challenges we are facing.

Building blocks for the regulatory framework

The WRR Investigation analyses the Big Data phenomenon from various scientific perspectives and presents building blocks for a regulatory framework. This compilation contains contributions from Robin M. Bayley and Colin J. Bennett, Rosamunde van Brakel, Gemma Galdon Clavell, Seda Gürses and Bart Preneel, Paul De Hert and Hans Lammerant, Bart van der Sloot, Joris van Hoboken, Sander Klous, Philipp Richter and Alexander Roßnagel.