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The European Commission's Strategy on Big Data and Human Rights and the Data Economy. A case study on the significance of the Maximillian Schrems case.

Walten, Mischka (2017) The European Commission's Strategy on Big Data and Human Rights and the Data Economy. A case study on the significance of the Maximillian Schrems case.

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Abstract:In times of digitalization big data becomes an increasingly more relevant topic for the EU and its institutions as new technologies demand new regulations and reactions. The growing use of big data offers new chances and opportunities for businesses which may cause economic growth. At the same time, big data usage rises concerns regarding the privacy of individuals. The EU, known for high standards in the field of human and civil rights, follows the aim of ensuring privacy and safety and empowering the economy at the same time. The research will analyze the relationship between the big data strategy of the European Commission, the Digital Single Market including the data economy, as well as the impact of the right of privacy on this field. The research is based on a case study which encounters the debate of big data usage and the infringement of the right of privacy. The case deals with the exchange of Facebook data between the EU and the United States of America and has been brought to court by a private individual. The engagement with the USA elaborates the difficulties of a transnational topic and dives into the idea of cross-border data flow and its effects.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:86 law, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73175
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