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White House Releases Privacy Report, “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values”

Today the White House released its big data and privacy report, entitled “Big Data:  Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values.”  The report is the result of a three-month review, which was led by White House counselor John Podesta and was first announced as part of the President’s January speech on NSA reform.  It primarily outlines the Administration’s … Continue Reading

White House Seeks Public Comment on Implications of Big Data

As part of the White House’s ongoing review of “big data” and its implications for privacy, the economy, and public policy, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (“OSTP”) has announced that it is requesting comments from the public on several key issues. OSTP’s Request for Information asks commenters to consider the following questions: What … Continue Reading

White House Announces Three Workshops to Explore “Big Data”

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (“OSTP”) is set to co-host a series of at least three public workshops to review “the implications of collecting, analyzing, and using” big data. The series continues the White House’s 2014 focus on privacy and big data, which began on January 17 with President Obama’s discussion … Continue Reading

NTIA Announces Meeting to Develop Mobile Transparency Code

As we previously described, the White House recently released a landmark privacy report, entitled Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World, which outlines key privacy principles in its “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” and calls on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) to work with industry and others to develop voluntary but enforceable codes … Continue Reading

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Privacy Reports

Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to seek the views of the Federal Trade Commission and the Administration on privacy issues. Discussion at the hearing, entitled “The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission,” focused in significant part on the privacy reports recently … Continue Reading

NTIA Seeks Comment on Beginning Conduct-Code Discussions

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) sought public comment Wednesday on how to begin the process of developing voluntary codes of conduct governing consumer privacy, as called for in the privacy framework released by the White House last month. That report argues that companies should follow seven basic principles — a … Continue Reading

White House Releases “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights”

The White House released a report today containing its “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” referring to the new privacy framework as a “comprehensive blueprint to protect individual privacy rights and give users more control over how their information is handled.”  The report is entitled “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting … Continue Reading
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