The White House, Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values (May 1, 2014) (full-text).
This report is based on a 90-day study to examine how big data will transform the way we live and work and alter the relationships between government, citizens, businesses, and consumers. This review focuses on how the public and private sectors can maximize the benefits of big data while minimizing its risks. It also identifies opportunities for big data to grow our economy, improve health and education, and make our nation safer and more energy efficient.
The report contains a series of recommendations on how we can embrace big data technologies while at the same time protecting fundamental values like privacy, fairness, and self-determination. These recommendations urge the Obama Administration to do the following:
- Advance the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
- Pass national data breach legislation
- Extend privacy protections to non-U.S. persons
- Ensure data collected on students is used for educational purposes
- Expand technical expertise to stop discrimination
- Amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act