Share Your Big Data Concerns with the U.S. Government

    Mar 25, 2014

    The U.S. government wants to know your concerns about the collection, analysis, and use of big data. Earlier this year, President Obama asked senior government officials to review the privacy and security challenges the big data trend poses for the free flow of information in both the public and private sectors, identify technology trends that will have an impact on big data collection, analysis, and use, and determine whether the United States can develop international norms on managing the data.  

    A public call for information was issued in the March 4 Federal Register. Specifically, the Science and Technology Policy Office seeks your comments by March 31 on the following questions:

    1. What are the public policy implications of the collection, storage, analysis, and use of big data?
    2. What types of uses of big data could measurably improve outcomes or productivity with further government action, funding, or research?
    3. What technological trends or key technologies will affect the collection, storage, analysis, and use of big data?
    4. How should the policy frameworks or regulations for handling big data differ between the government and the private sector?
    5. What issues are raised by the use of big data across jurisdictions, such as the adequacy of current international laws, regulations, or norms?
    Limit your comments about any or all of these questions to 7,500 words or 15 pages, and send them by March 31 to (include “Big Data RFI” in the subject line).

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