May 2014

Technical Compliance & Education - Follow Up on the White House Big Data Report

Technical Compliance & Education - Follow Up on the White House Big Data Report

This morning NAI President & CEO Marc Groman shared his thoughts and analysis with members about the recently-released White House report on big data. I would like to add my own thoughts to the conversation about two topics I’m particularly passionate about - technology and education. First, the Report to the President on Big Data issued last week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology highlighted the need to use technologies to improve privacy protection.

The White House’s “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” Report

The White House’s “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” Report

This week, the White House released its report, “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values,” after concluding a 90-day study on how big data will transform the way we live and work. Importantly, the report focuses on how the public and private sectors can maximize the benefits of big data while minimizing its risk – a laudable objective and an important dialogue. I agree with the authors that we can embrace big data technologies while at the same time protecting privacy and promoting consumer trust.