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MIT, White House co-sponsor workshop on big-data privacy

MIT hosts the first of three conferences on privacy policy
April 7, 2014

Article by: Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office
March 4, 2014

"On Monday, MIT hosted a daylong workshop on big data and privacy, co-sponsored by the White House as part of a 90-day review of data privacy policy that President Barack Obama announced in a Jan. 17 speech on U.S. intelligence gathering.

White House Counselor John Podesta, grounded by snow in Washington, delivered his keynote address and took questions over the phone. But Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was on hand, as were MIT President L. Rafael Reif and a host of computer scientists from MIT, Harvard University, and Microsoft Research, who spoke about the technical challenges of protecting privacy in big data sets."

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