In recent years, the development of technology has suffered a sharp acceleration and generated an expansion of the network and communications systems, such as social networking platforms. By the term big data generally refers to data sets so large in volume and so complex that the traditional software are not able to acquire, manage and process the data within a reasonable period of time.

But quest’avvenuta “technological acceleration” can generate any abuse? And how to protect themselves? We spoke with the lawyer Giovanni Briola, who recently spoke, as a speaker at a meeting with theme the new European regulations on privacy: “It is undeniable – he says – that the era in which we live is the ‘ digital era, where everything that surrounds us is somehow collected, traced and treated with the aim to speed up and automate processes, extending the capabilities and potential, with the consequent reduction of geographical boundaries. “

In the recent conference on Big Data and Privacy, organized on the occasion of the European Day of Protection of Personal Data, the Privacy spoke of a “new geography of power” in reference to the incessant development of an economy based on masses of data of great size.

“To govern a reality that has an extended geography, a virtual territory without physical boundaries, it is not an easy task – asserts the attorney Briola – The big date have become essential tools not only in production, markets and finance, but also in the daily lives of people, sometimes unknowingly, automatically interact with that data. For this reason, one of the necessary conditions to guarantee an effective defense against the invasion of technology in individual and private sphere is the adoption of a conscious conduct. “

With the advent of the new GDPR, the European legislator has tried to regulate and standardize all regulations regarding personal data protection. The European regulations introduced and “formalized” many rights to the protection of individuals and their personal information, among them the right to oblivion is the most important innovation.

“The right to be canceled, if not forgotten, in a situation such as ours, where we live constantly tracked, monitored and profiled, I think is already a big step towards economic governance process of the data,” he adds.

Recently Licia Califano, component Guarantor Authority, said: “The algorithms can not address the problem of ethically discuss treatment of our data and as such can lead to discrimination, judgments, prejudices”.

“The Licia Califano statements – ends – go exactly in this direction. By defining the limits of technology and the automation of big data processes, make us realize that, more than ever, it is necessary to human intervention through the adoption of a code not only legal but also ethical and human kind ” .