Chapter 16

Big Data and the Italian Legal Framework

Opportunities for Police Forces

Pietro Costanzo, Francesca D’Onofrio,  and Julia Friedl


This chapter provides an analysis of the European and Italian legal framework on personal privacy and data protection, its development, current issues, and future perspectives, with reference to the increased appearance and use of Big Data. In addition, a view is provided of police and intelligence agencies dealing with those laws during their investigations.


Investigations; Legislation; Predictive policing; Public security; Sensitive data protection


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