To protect or collect? Germany’s big data divide


Both sides are miles apart on how millions of terabytes of data generated each day in a digitized economy should be regulated

BERLIN — Big data is Germany’s future. Problem is, its leaders can’t agree on how to use it.

Ume 6fAmid talks on forming a government, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Social Democrats are hammering out the country’s digital strategy for the next four years.

Both sides agree that e-government, big data and expanded fast internet will be crucial for Germany’s economic…

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