Big Data Analytics Privacy Law Considerations


This practice note is intended to give privacy practitioners a framework for thinking about the legal issues surrounding Big Data, such as those relating to privacy, data security, and anti-discrimination, and for evaluating potential legal risks, including those related to compliance and consumer protection issues. This practice note approaches Big Data from a U.S. perspective. Increasingly, Big Data will encompass consumer data relating to individuals outside of the United States, in which case other countries' privacy laws will need to be considered for potential applicability, as will any laws governing the transfer of personal data from another country into the United States.