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: