- April 16, 2014
When you think of the US government and big data, it’s almost impossible not to think about the issue of privacy and the growing concerns surrounding it. In light of multiple controversies surrounding this topic including Edward Snowden, the NSA and general US spying, the government has (perhaps belatedly) opened conversations on the future of privacy — and you can join in.
Back in January the White House launched a 90-day comprehensive review on the use of big data and its impact on the future of privacy. Part of this review includes a short, public survey where you can voice your opinions on who you trust (or don’t) with your data. The survey asks a series of questions like how different types of data collection concern you (with options ranging from “not at all” to “very concerned”), and there’s a free-form section where you can share everything on your mind. Headed by President Obama’s counselor John Podesta, the review should offer insight and eventually lead to an action plan on how the government uses big data.
We know you have lots to say about this so go on, tell the prez what you think HERE. While you’re at it, let us know what you think about this initiative in the comments too — we’re curious!