The European Commission further reiterated its support for Big Data in a press release published on its website on the 2 July 2014 entitled: “Commission urges governments to embrace potential of Big Data”
In the press release Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Neelie Kroes re-emphasised her well documented sentiments regarding the value of Big Data and as such stressed the need for national governments to focus on the positive aspects of Big Data.
The article did not reveal anything new in terms of future Commission action in the remit of data and its sole purpose is geared towards allaying the concerns of Member States concerning Big Data. In this regard, the article outlines the main problems identified in public consultations and the main concrete actions employed to solve these problems including:
Personalised medicine is one of the main concrete actions proposed today to solve these problems, alongside the following:
The Commission also mentioned it intentions to up-scale the following actions:
The press release can be accessed here