A committee within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology approved draft recommendations on big data and security earlier this month.
Rapidly emerging web technologies can help law enforcement, court and corrections officers get timely and/or on-demand access to information, track the health levels of offenders and alert them about the whereabouts of individuals, among other benefits.
Congressional investigators from the Government Accountability Office reviewed privacy issues around the technology as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration also has an effort underway to examine related privacy ramifications and develop a voluntary code of conduct.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting the finishing touches on a new interagency report that will advise federal agencies on assessing and mitigating the privacy risks associated with their digital services.
An expert at the Federal Trade Commission has some ideas for how to make access requests and information flows more secure using incentives and opportunities based on the principle of least privilege.
Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.
Worldwide collaboration on cybsersecurity is necessary to keep entities safe, but arguments over whether security and privacy are at odds are hampering the effort, an EU official said.
The Internet Policy Task Force plans to hold a series of discussions around key cybersecurity issues through the multistakeholder process, according to a draft request for comment, released March 13.
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.
Federal officials this month are expected to release a final version of voluntary principles that would guide utilities and other parties in better protecting customer privacy as their usage data is increasingly collected through smart grid technologies.