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Big Data in Context

Legal, Social and Technological Insights

  • Offers an interdisciplinary perspective, combining legal, economic and sociological aspects

  • Pursues an introductory approach, highlighting the most relevant big data topics in brief

  • Addresses both theoretical and practical aspects

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Law (BRIEFSLAW)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Big Data and Data Quality

    • Thomas Hoeren
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. The Importance of Big Data for Jurisprudence and Legal Practice

    • Christian Döpke
    Pages 13-19Open Access
  4. About Forgetting and Being Forgotten

    • Nicolai Culik, Christian Döpke
    Pages 21-27Open Access
  5. Brussels Calling: Big Data and Privacy

    • Nicolai Culik
    Pages 29-35Open Access
  6. Safe Harbor: The Decision of the European Court of Justice

    • Andreas Börding
    Pages 37-45Open Access
  7. Big Data and Automotive—A Legal Approach

    • Max v. Schönfeld
    Pages 55-61Open Access
  8. Big Data and Scoring in the Financial Sector

    • Stefanie Eschholz, Jonathan Djabbarpour
    Pages 63-71Open Access
  9. Like or Dislike—Web Tracking

    • Charlotte Röttgen
    Pages 73-80Open Access
  10. Step into “The Circle”—A Close Look at Wearables and Quantified Self

    • Tim Jülicher, Marc Delisle
    Pages 81-91Open Access
  11. Big Data and Smart Grid

    • Max v. Schönfeld, Nils Wehkamp
    Pages 93-107Open Access
  12. Big Data on a Farm—Smart Farming

    • Max v. Schönfeld, Reinhard Heil, Laura Bittner
    Pages 109-120Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.


This book sheds new light on a selection of big data scenarios from an interdisciplinary perspective. It features legal, sociological and economic approaches to fundamental big data topics such as privacy, data quality and the ECJ’s Safe Harbor decision on the one hand, and practical applications such as smart cars, wearables and web tracking on the other. Addressing the interests of researchers and practitioners alike, it provides a comprehensive overview of and introduction to the emerging challenges regarding big data.
All contributions are based on papers submitted in connection with ABIDA (Assessing Big Data), an interdisciplinary research project exploring the societal aspects of big data and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
This volume was produced as a part of the ABIDA project (Assessing Big Data, 01IS15016A-F). ABIDA is a four-year collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. However the views and opinions expressed in this book reflect only the authors’ point of view and not necessarily those of all members of the ABIDA project or the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

    Thomas Hoeren, Barbara Kolany-Raiser

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