About: Spying

John Podesta, counselor to the US president
Technology 08-05-2014

Protecting Privacy in a Big Data World

Big data raises big questions. What does it mean for the relationship between citizens and governments, customers and businesses, workers and employers? As governments worldwide ponder how to deal with privacy in a 'big data age', John Podesta recommends to the US president Barack Obama that the protections of the 1974 Privacy Act should be extended to non-US citizens as well.
Technology 05-11-2013

Surveillance under a veil of secrecy: Do oversight bodies oversee or overlook?

The recent revelation about the scope of spying activities has shocked even national leaders, who are generally aware of secret national security programmes and their implications. But the debate should focus on another very important point: the responsibility of our legislators, writes Vigjilenca Abazi.