Perspective

Big data: ‘A key democratic issue’

Big data is everywhere. We are constantly producing it and are often ready to give it away for free. But the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which millions of Facebook users saw their personal information misused, has underscored also the danger of Big data. FRANCE 24 speaks to French lawyer Adrien Basdevant, who has authored “The Empire of Information”. According to Basdevant, Big data has become a key democratic issue and there needs to be more public debate on it.