National Big Data Policy and NSA Reform

[This blog post is an alpha stage draft and is being actively iterated]

Today, the nation’s big data priority agenda and policy framework is under active construction with direct leadership by the White House and participation of a broad set of stakeholders.

A key aspects of such a framework will address big data in the context of security-related government agencies such as the intelligence community, law enforcement and military stakeholders and comparable high security private sector civilian systems and stakeholders.

The so-called “NSA Reform” legislation working through congress now offers a glimpse into how the issues of intelligence and security related interests are being balanced with the priority for better oversight and the needs of other interests such as private business, civil liberties and consumer protection.

Consider the following proposals:

1. FISA Transparency and Modernization Act

2. USA Freedom Act

3. The Obama Administration Proposal

Relevant links:

https://cdt.org/overview-of-the-major-proposals-to-end-nsa-bulk-collection/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/comparing-nsa-reforms-international-law-new-graphic-accessnow https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/making-sure-nsa-reform-isnt-caught-gears-dc-machine http://techfreedom.org/post/81391689035/tf-cdt-and-40-others-tell-congress-what-real-nsa