The new e-SIDES White Paper explores the reasons of this delay and identifies the challenges that affect their adoption. Building on the key findings related to the analysis of the main ethical, legal, societal and economic issues emerging from the use of big data, as well as on the results of the assessment of existing privacy-preserving technologies, it emerges that there is a gap in the use and implementation of these existing solutions.

This White Paper builds on the research findings presented in the Deliverable D4.1 Results of the gap analysis. The other white papers published by e-SIDES are available at:

How effective are privacy-preserving technologies in addressing ethical and societal issues?
Which data technologies play a key role to preserve privacy and security?
Real-life Examples of Big Data Implications

About the e-SIDES project
Data-driven innovation is deeply transforming society and the economy. Although there are potentially enormous economic and social benefits, this innovation also brings new challenges to individual and collective privacy, security, as well as democracy and participation. The main objective of the CSA e-SIDES is to complement the research on privacy-preserving big data technologies, by analysing, mapping and clearly identifying the main societal and ethical challenges emerging from the adoption of big data technologies, conforming to the principles of responsible research and innovation; setting up and organizing a sustainable dialogue between industry, research and social actors, as well as networking with the main Research and Innovation Actions and Large Scale Pilots and other framework program projects interested in these issues. It will investigate stakeholders’ concerns, and collect their input, framing these results in a clear conceptual framework showing the potential trade-offs between conflicting needs and providing a basis to validate privacy-preserving technologies. It will prepare and widely disseminate community shared conclusions and recommendations highlighting the best way to ultimately build the confidence of citizens and businesses towards big data and the data economy.

e-SIDES website