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Big data – ICO issues guidance to controllers

Big data – ICO issues guidance to controllers

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has this week issued a report on 'big data', concluding that controllers of big data analytics need to comply with the requirements of the 1998 Data Protection Act – in other words, just because it's big, and just because it's clever, it can't just ignore the Act. As the Report concludes, 'big data is not a game that is played by different rules.'