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

John Podesta offers six recommendations

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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

The 85-page report was compiled by senior White House counselor John Podesta, who was given the daunting assignment by President Obama when he was struggling with the pushback over NSA and other government practices.

Podesta had 90 days to review and make recommendations covering not only government surveillance but also big data and privacy.

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