"We must ensure that law enforcement agencies using big data technologies do so responsibly, and that our fundamental privacy rights remain protected ... While big data presents new challenges, it also presents immense opportunities to improve lives. The United States is perhaps better suited to lead this conversation than any other nation on earth," he wrote.
"We conclude that we must find a way to preserve our privacy values in both the domestic and international marketplace. We urgently need to build capacity in the federal government to identify and prevent new modes of discrimination that could be enabled by big data," Mr. Podesta said in a blog post announcing the report.