Civil Society groups ask White House inquiry on Big Data, announced as part of new NSA policies, to include public comment

This letter was sent today to John Holdren, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and was signed by 25 groups. It calls on the White House to include a public comment period as part of its current 90-day “Big Data” review announced by the President during his speech on NSA reforms. It coincides as well with a meeting planned today on the issue led by John Podesta.