Contributor: Daniel Weitzner

Daniel Weitzner is the director of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group and teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Computer Science Department. From 2009-2012, Weitzner was the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House. In 2013 he received the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Leadership Award.


Big Data Surveillance and Why Privacy Pros Ought To Pay Attention to the PCLOB

By Daniel Weitzner

This week, Congress finally acted to bring the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) to its full strength and enable it to begin its critical mission. With the confirmation Tuesday of David Medine as chair of the PCLOB, Medine and his distinguished bipartisan group of colleagues will finally be able to begin their work in earnest.

The PCLOB is a vital guardian of Americans’...

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