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Opportunities, but also Risks
techUK welcome MEPs recognition of the opportunities big data can offer Europe and discussion regarding big data's role in driving economic growth, innovation and job creation.  Big data offers some of the greatest opportunities for innovation in the new digital world, but also presents potential risks & challenges to be addressed by industry & government working together.  Addressing concerns relating to the privacy & security of big data will be crucial to ensuring organisations, both in the public & private sector, and consumers have trust & confidence in big data.
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techUK:  MEPs discuss risks & opportunities of big data

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