This essay explores the profound implications of Big Data technology on various facets of contemporary society. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the ability to collect, process, and analyze massive volumes of data has become a pivotal force shaping industries, governance, and individual experiences. With the increasing volume of data on the Internet, in social media, cloud computing, mobile devices and government data, Big Data is both a threat and an opportunity for researchers to manage and use this data while maintaining the rights of the involved people. The essay delves into the key features of Big Data technology, its applications across different sectors, and the associated challenges and opportunities.
Big data ethics involves adherence to the concepts of right and wrong behavior regarding data, especially personal data. Big Data ethics focuses on structured or unstructured data collectors and disseminators. Big data ethics is supported, at EU level, by extensive documentation, which seeks to find concrete solutions to maximize the value of big data without sacrificing fundamental human rights. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) supports the right to privacy and the right to the protection of personal data in the respect of human dignity.