Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

The Big Data Dilemma inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

The Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2015–16, The big data dilemma, will be published on Friday 12 February at 00.01 am (HC 468).

Scope of the inquiry

The Science and Technology Committee examined the opportunities and risks of ‘big data’. The inquiry looked at whether the Government is doing enough to ensure that UK entrepreneurs can benefit from the data revolution, while looking at issues around data protection and privacy.

Terms of reference: Opportunities and risks of big data

Latest evidence

  • 01 Dec 2015 - Big data dilemma - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF362 KB) HC 468 | Published 21 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society, Paul Maltby, Director of Data, Government Digital Service, and Gavin Starks, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute; Mr Edward Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rebecca Endean OBE, Director, Research Base, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Baroness Shields, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Peter Knight, Deputy Director, Research and Development Directorate, Department of Health

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  • 17 Nov 2015 - Big data dilemma - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF388 KB) HC 468 | Published 23 Nov 2015

    Evidence given by Chris Combemale, Chief Executive Officer, Direct Marketing Association, Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Chair, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Renate Samson, Chief Executive, Big Brother Watch; Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner

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