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Wednesday May 14, 2014

PCAST Releases Report on Big Data and Privacy

So, if I understand this correctly, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology wrote this report. Isn't Eric Schmidt a PCAST member?

Today, PCAST is releasing its analysis via a new report, Big Data: A Technological Perspective, which details the technical aspects of big data and privacy. The ubiquity of computing and electronic communication technologies has led to the exponential growth of data from both digital and analog sources. New technical abilities to gather, analyze, disseminate, and preserve vast quantities of data raise new concerns about the nature of privacy and the means by which individual privacy might be compromised or protected.