Big data meets politics

The UK should urgently begin talks with the EU on obtaining a data adequacy decision, say MPs. [kentoh/Shutterstock]

Politicians across Europe often look suspiciously at the “big data” revolution as a trend imported from the US, which encroaches on their privacy. But others are also surfing the wave and see a multitude of areas where big data analytics can support decision-making – and sometimes also help politicians win an election.

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