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White House report embraces 'big data,' privacy rules

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A study ordered by US President Barack Obama and released Thursday concludes that analysis of "big data" can help society in many ways, from improving health care to spurring economic growth. 

Former White House chief of staff John Podesta in Washington, DC, on February 18, 2014

But the report also said the vast expansion of computer analytics of large data banks creates new threats to privacy, and recommended updated rules and laws to protect stored information.

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