White House Advances Privacy-Preserving Data and Analytics

While Congress held hearings about data privacy last month, federal lawmakers still have not found common ground to pass legislation on this issue. However, there are still actions that the federal government can take to protect data privacy. Case in point, last Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the multi-agency “National Strategy to Advance Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing and Analytics.”

This Strategy aims to advance the use of data privacy-protecting methods and technologies in the federal government and elsewhere. Crucially, the Strategy underscores the importance of using data to tackle major social challenges, which makes it all the more important to develop privacy protections that facilitate beneficial uses of data. In addition to reading the Strategy, you can find a detailed summary from Nextgov here.

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