At a conference on Big Data, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter discussed the need for “a coherent and practical set of data protection rules at national and European Union levels,” reports Irish Times. Shatter emphasised it as a top priority of the government and highlighted the importance of regulations keeping pace with business and technological advances. He also discussed plans to use Big Data tools to “open up the wealth of treasures” in the RTÉ Archives. Brid Dooley, head of the archives, called this a means to “provide a much richer discovery” of “historically important material.”
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