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Big data and the legal framework for data quality

: Hoeren, T.


International journal of law and information technology 25 (2017 ), No.1, pp.26-37
ISSN: 0967-0769
Journal Article
Fraunhofer FIT ()

Power has a lot to do with knowledge, access to, and utilization of data. But in the context of the debate about power, the question of data quality is hardly ever raised. This is because legal standards for data quality are lacking. The first attempts to regulate this question can be found hidden in Article 6 of the EU Data Protection Directive and in the regulation on scoring in section 28b of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). From this, with the help of initial research attempts by computer science and sociology, we can develop a provisional, fragmentary framework for legal standards in data quality, as I will demonstrate in the following 10 theses.