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Government Calling for Public Opinion on Big Data

The federal government is asking for input on how Big Data affects the lives of Americans.

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Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Law Technology News
March 05, 2014

President Obama is calling on senior government officials to review how Big Data affects the lives of Americans, according to a recent statement in the Federal Register.  Public input into this effort is now being requested, as the inquiry examines the challenges for both public and private sectors, whether the U.S. can create international norms on how to manage data and promote the free flow of information that is consistent with both privacy and security.

Responses to the following questions are being sought:

  • What are the public policy implications of the collection, storage, analysis and use of big data?
  • What types of big data could measurably improve outcomes or productivity with further government action, funding or research?
  • What technological trends or key technologies will affect the collection, storage, analysis and use of big data?
  • How should the policy frameworks or regulations for handling big data differ between the government and the private sector?
  • What issues are raised by the use of big data across jurisdictions, such as the adequacy of currency international laws, regulations or norms?

Anyone wanting to submit opinions can email bigdata@ostp.gov by March 31, 2014. Responses exceeding 7,500 words or 15 pages won’t be considered.

Attorney Marlisse Silver Sweeney is a freelance writer based in Vancouver. MarlisseSilverSweeney@gmail.com.
Twitter: @MarlisseSS.
LTN: @lawtechnews.

Read more: http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1393979345628/Government-Calling-for-Public-Opinion-on-Big-Data#ixzz2v8Mz2gRr

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