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Big data to assure environment protection. Special reference to the Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004, on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. Challenges and potential solutions.

Miramont Delphine and Jordi SANDALINAS

(Submission #343)


There are currently remarkable trends regarding Big data. Its potential, its manoeuvrability and the growing media attraction that Big data has gathered in the last months, have turned big data into an effective tool capable of managing a great number of data sets to sustain a uniform policy to prevent environmental damage. Several issues and challenges are at stake.

One of the biggest challenges of Big data concerns Data protection. Big data can outweigh a degree of protection provided by the framework regarding data rules. This question stresses the necessity of prevention, mitigation and enforcement of measures to arrest environment damages and responsibilities as embraced by the 2004 Environment Directive.

Big data shall constitute a valuable tool to form solid evidences capable of helping law practitioners and judges to have a definitive criteria of who's who in the current environment scenario. Moreover, Big data can show how far shall we extent the responsibility of the actions carried out against the environment and, therefore, the measures to be taken to assure the compensation of liabilities, if any.


Topic Area:  [1.6] Environmental, economic, social impact assessments (including public health)
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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