By Martin Abrams
In December 2015, European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli issued an opinion that suggested we need to re-invent data protection for the era of big data, not to compromise on principles, but rather to assure big data is used to serve people.
This post is the first in a series of essays from students in Political Science 370, The Politics of Surveillance, a University of Victoria course taught by Dr. Colin Bennett. By sharing these posts on its blog, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner hopes to facilitate discussions about privacy and access issues. The views expressed, of course, are those of the authors.