White House Official Outlines Plan For Big Data Review

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 9:03 PM EST) -- A top White House adviser on Thursday officially launched a comprehensive “big data” review recently ordered by President Barack Obama to determine whether additional privacy protections are needed for how the public and private sector amass and use vast sets of consumer data.

Near the end of a speech last week that outlined a series of sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance tactics, Obama revealed that he had tapped his senior counselor, John Podesta, to lead a review of the privacy challenges presented...
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