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Obama leads in taking broad view of how data are used

Whichever report John E. Sununu thinks he is responding to in his recent column “Big Data, meet Big Brother” (Op-ed, May 12), it bears no resemblance to the review I conducted for the president and the White House that was released on May 1.

The former senator alleges that the report’s purpose is to distract from National Security Agency data practices. Nothing could be further from the truth. The president announced our 90-day review in conjunction with a sweeping set of proposals to reform NSA data collection, based on the 46 recommendations made by his Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.

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