Big Data and Privacy Law
The availability of Big Data makes possible every elaboration conceivable at a limited cost and with widely available technologies. In the health context, applications range from health purposes to science research and preventative medicine. Underlying every elaboration model is information which, if referred to an actual person, is legally considered personal data. Constraints are imposed on this huge wealth of information according to European laws, protecting digital identity and individual privacy.
Safeguarding the ‘electronic body’ would thus seem to be juxtaposed to that of the material body. Defining a balance of relevant rights is thus a necessity.