The fourth article in our “Big Data & Issues & Opportunities” series (https://2bird.ly/2Up1uEI) examines the security and cyber-security requirements imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation, the Network and Information Security Directive and other EU legislations and security standards upon actors in the big data value chain. The article notably delves into the complexities of such requirements and the need for improved cooperation between the various stakeholders and non-regulatory actions.

The series of articles has been made possible by the LeMO Project (www.lemo-h2020.eu), of which Bird & Bird LLP is a partner. The LeMO project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 770038.

This article has also been made possible by the THREAT-ARREST Project (www.threat-arrest.eu), of which Bird & Bird LLP is a partner. The THREAT-ARREST Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 786890.