The Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of the European Commission published a report on text and data mining (TDM). TDM is a technique for analysing large stores of digital data. The report was compiled by a group of independent experts under the direction of professor Ian Hargreaves. It presents the general context of TDM including processes of standardization, and economic and legal issues.
Further information is available at http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/pdf/TDM-report_from_the_expert_group-042014.pdf#view=fit&pagemode=none