To ensure the potential benefits of data-driven innovation are attained, the U.S. federal government should support research efforts to address the most pressing privacy and security research questions faced by industry and government. This filing describes five areas—healthcare, transportation, criminal justice, education, and social media—where additional research is needed on how to share data while best preserving privacy.
In the past few years, virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, have jumped from an online experiment to a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon. Now, governments are starting to recognize these currencies, hoping to both legitimize and secure them with proposed regulations. This blog explores New York's proposed, controversial "BitLicense" regulations.