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Big Data, a size challenge for large companies.

Big Data: management of data repositories, has not been mastered in the tertiary sector according to an investigation by «Village de la Justice»:,18495.html. This is why it proposes a six-step methodology allowing for mastery of repositories:

1. Inventory data bases;
2. Understand the interactions between the different systems;
3. Reduce the number of data bases;
4. Identify important data;
5. Reach agreement as to components to retain;
6. Develop methodologies;

This methodology was built based upon an inquiry of one hundred persons belonging to large companies realising over 500 million euros in turnover. Click here for consult the study on the website:,18495.html.
For companies, the control, protection and securing of data repositories constitute essential issues. These are the challenges of Big Data.

In this regard, the problem with a penal definition of "data theft" is subject to debate in the Courts of Justice, and is also a hot topic in company data protection. Various provisions of the law have attempted to determine the penal consequences of this offence. In effect, the theft is linked to the « fraudulent removal of the property of others » under the penal code:

Currently, data does not constitute tangible property. Justice has often confronted this issue in the instance of theft of personal data involving operators and companies, and theft of confidential data often arising in industrial espionage.

The Créteil First Instance Court, in its judgement of 23 April 2013, determined that, without the concept of «tangible removal of the document» , theft could not be considered. Subsequently, the Court of Appeal disaffirmed the judgement, and laws have evolved in the direction of incrimination of this offence. In effect, the Antiterrorism Law of November 2014 amended Article 323-3 of the Penal Code:

which currently considers any fraudulent use of data as a crime punishable by five years of imprisonment and a fine of €75,000, or seven years in imprison and a fine of €100,000 when the crime is committed against a system of automated processing of personal data implemented by the State.