Big Data, national data breach standard among issues government may soon tackle

A new report highlights the need for businesses to protect personal or sensitive information.

A new report released by White House science and technology advisors has addressed some important privacy issues given the increasing prominence of Big Data.

Called “Big Data: A Technological Perspective,” the report – developed by the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) – points out that gathering, analyzing, disseminating, and preserving data raise “new concerns about the nature of privacy and the means by which individual privacy might be compromised or protected,” according to a statement from the White House. Among the issues addressed in the report are concerns about protection of data in the cloud. The report provides some recommendations, too. These include:

Contributing Author

author image

Ed Silverstein

Ed Silverstein is a veteran writer and editor for magazines, websites and newspapers. A graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, he has won several...

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.