For its technical report on "Big Data," the President's Council on Science and Technology has a select "Big Data and Privacy Working Group." It is comprised of a smaller number of PCAST Advisor members. But the group includes a number of individuals who have either direct or related links to the data collection industry. These conflicts should have been addressed by the White House.
Two reports were released by the White House yesterday on Big Data. The first was one led by John Podesta (working with former Google/Twitter privacy official Nicole Wong) and the second by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology [PCAST].