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‘Big data’ — a whole new world for statistics, also in Europe

Interview with Fabio Ricciato and Kostas Giannakouris, Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office.

Big data is a big buzz word, and many people see it either as the solution for — or alternatively — the cause of many future problems. One of the many questions is how governments will (be able to) use those data, or what the ever-increasing ‘datafication’ of our society will mean for public institutions that need to distil reliable and useful information from increasingly vast amounts of data. To find out what Eurostat is doing to



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