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Europol report: Emerging technologies, cyber world transforming future of organized crime

The report is a first from Europol in terms of predicting what the future of organized crime in the EU will look like – particularly new developments in how it will operate, changes in its structure and shifts in criminal markets.

White House says progress being made to enhance privacy in era of big data

The White House last week released a generally upbeat interim report detailing progress in implementing privacy protections around the ever-increasing collection, use and storage of big data.

White House rolls out data privacy, cybersecurity proposals before SOTU speech

President Obama will preview several measures to strengthen digital privacy and cybersecurity in a scheduled late morning address Jan.12 at the Federal Trade Commission, before he formally unveils them during his State of the Union speech next week, the White House said.

ACLU: Feds should investigate potential racial discrimination around online credit marketing

The American Civil Liberties Union wants the federal government to investigate whether companies are using big data to engage in racial discrimination around online credit marketing—and take action, if they are.

FTC pushes big data considerations at multi-government conference

A meeting of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners concluded Oct. 16, resulting in the adoption of several resolutions, including one focused on privacy and big data. During the event, Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill urged privacy representatives from several countries to draft specific solutions to address the discrimination, security and privacy implications of big data.

More training, skills development needed for analyzing big data, experts say

Training students on how to best use big data has become a major challenge, according to a recent report published by the National Academies Press.

NSF struggles to keep up with computing demands, study finds

Advanced computing needs are threatening the National Science Foundation's position as a provider of high-powered computing to its researchers, according to a new report.

UN stands up data advisory group

A new group within the United Nations focused on harnessing data for sustainable development met for the first time during the Sept. 25 and 26 general assembly to review their mandate from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development is tasked with submitting a report to the secretary general by early November with policy recommendations.

Identifying regulatory gaps in big data difficult, says FTC panel

Once reserved for scientific studies, big data is now regularly used by corporations to analyze information about consumers-- and privacy experts say these emerging practices raise tough policy questions.

Kass-Hout: FDA using cloud computing, new tools to store, access and analyze big data

The Food and Drug Administration is building an "innovative technology environment," which relies in part on cloud computing to handle an influx of big data as well as tools to identify, extract and analyze information, the regulatory agency's chief health informatics officer wrote in an agency blog.