As one of the first EU member states adapting the GDPR into national law, Germany is already in the final phase of its legislative process. A number of provisions of the draft law ("BDSG-E") seem to undermine the GDPR, raising concerns within the European Commission. If ratified as currently proposed, the German approach could significantly contradict the benefit of a fully harmonized framework for data protection in Europe.
As GDPR is strengthens the rights of individuals in the EUs and becomes more prescriptive about the collection and use of data it doesn't forbid big data. Mark Webber explores the hurdles for businesses and how to handle big data with GDPR.