White House Report on Big Data and Privacy Largely Ducks Surveillance Issue

There were no surprises in the highly anticipated release of the White House report on big data and privacy, especially since the most controversial conclusion—that big data could lead to discriminatory outcomes—was leaked to the press last weekend. 

Senate Judiciary Passes Update to Email Privacy Law

The Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously passed by voice vote an update to an aging email privacy law requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing private online content. Co-sponsored by committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), the bill now heads to the floor.