MIT is hosting a workshop
today along with the White House to talk about privacy in the era of big data.
If you can’t make the daylong event but want to hear what academics, privacy experts, and government officials have to say about keeping personal information safe in light of the National Security Agency surveillance revelations, the event is streaming live here
Don't expect panelists to dig too deeply into the legal issues around NSA activities. The agenda skews more technical. This afternoon roundtable will discuss privacy enhancing technologies and cryptography practices.
But at 3:30 p.m. today, a panel will talk about large scale analytics (the kind of thing the NSA does) that is scheduled to include John DeLong, director of compliance for the NSA, along with Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union. That has the makings of a good debate.